Youth Food Program needs donations, volunteer help

Thursday, September 2, 2021

The Clay County Youth Food Delivery program is seeking donations and volunteers to assist with the program.

It costs $158 to send food home for the weekends and breaks for the School Program not including Christmas delivery. Please donate if you can to help us get through the school year (whatever it looks like) or sponsor one child.

“Our funds are the lowest they have been this time of year since the first couple of years we started the School Program,” spokesman Terry Barr said. “We are a bit worried but still trusting our community to get us through the school year.”

The group’s numbers are a bit uncertain yet this school year because so many children have been out due to quarantine or illness, but the organization ended last year with an average of 371 children each week. “We expect this year to be around 400 children once they all get back in school,” Barr said.

Barr admitted there is no

“We make this up as we go along and our community helps us figure it out,” she said. “Please donate what is on your heart to give. We know when we put it all together we always have enough to feed the kids.”

Help is needed every week to put the baskets together for delivery.

Packing for Clay City schools is at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at Cory Community Church of the Nazarene.

Food packing is at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at First Baptist Church for Clay County North.

To donate or to help with deliver, call (812) 442-6761 or e-mail

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