Summer Food Services Program

By: Kassi Shelley Email
By: Kassi Shelley Email

DOTHAN-- Pastor Debra Beyah is passionate about helping the needy so she and her church are taking part in a program to help hungry children.

"The summer feeding program is to help parents while the children are out of school because we found out that sometimes children can go all day without eating." said Beyah.

And with the help of volunteers like Dashawna, kids in the community now have access to a lunch during the week.

"Some children, they don't get a meal during the summer because sometimes parents are struggling to feed their children." said volunteer, Dashawna Murphy.

And supplying kids with nutritious meals during the summer months is what she hopes will help families in need.

"I feel like I'm involved with the children because I'm helping them out." said Murphy.

Even though they are providing lunch now, pastor beyah says that hunger is still an issue for many kids since their families have so little.

"Like eighty percent of them wanted more, seconds, and I was like...how do you tell the kids that they can't have seconds?" said Beyah

But for now, volunteers are doing all they can to feed as many children as possible.

"Last year we had four sites, right now we have seven sites and today we're going to be feeding five-hundred children." said Beyah

"And in this kitchen, volunteers will prepare five-hundred of these brown bags lunches for hungry children."

"It's free lunch, their are no requirements, just bring your child." said Beyah.

So if you or a neighbor are in need, bring your children to join Pastor Beyah durning the week for lunch.

"Everyday from Monday to Friday we'll be feeding kids between twelve and one. We'll make sure they get a nutritious meal." said Beyah.

Because no child should go hungry.


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  • by jellybean Location: cowarts on Jun 10, 2012 at 04:38 PM
    food stamps are not high or low ,they are free,unless you are trying to sell them, or buy them
  • by bill Location: dothan on Jun 7, 2012 at 11:18 PM
    if food stamps are as high as i am told they are - how do we have hungry children in dothan al ??
    • reply
      by Samantha on Jun 18, 2012 at 02:00 AM in reply to bill
      People have no jobs and trying to get foodstamps here in AL is a joke especially if you are married and NOT a minority. They want to know everything about your life from your bank account to the car you drive to where you live. I made the unfortunate move here 6 years ago and have regretted it ever since. I prefer the Northern states and or out west sorry. This is how I feel about this particular state and I know I am not alone in this.
  • by Keshia Sanders Location: Dothan Alabama on Jun 4, 2012 at 08:34 PM
    Would like some information on how I could help?
    • reply
      by Jalissa Ellis on Jun 4, 2012 at 08:45 PM in reply to Keshia Sanders
      Ms. Sanders, The reporter who filmed this story is Kassi Shelley. Email her at...Kassi@wtvy.com. She will be able to give you more information on how you can help out. Have a great day!
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