Each school district involved with this organization has its own backpack program. For example, Beavercreek’s is called “Feed the Creek,” Kettering’s “The Kettering Backpack Program” or “X out hunger” in Xenia.
“Our goal is to provide these meals free to each of these frontline programs and then to promote them to the people in their community,” said Wright. “We also hope that people will come and serve here once they hear about us so that we can multiply and eventually reach every county within the Miami Valley.”
As the group of 450-500 volunteers packed meals, they also prayed for and thought about those affected by the Oregon District shooting last weekend.
“We are really excited about what we have going on here this weekend, especially with all that happened in our community last weekend in the Oregon District because this gives people an opportunity to come in and pray for their community members while helping them at the same time,” said Wright.
Other sponsors besides Discover Point included: Beavercreek Nazarene Church, Synergy Building Systems, Early Express mail experts, Dandelion Digital, Reynolds & Reynolds Associate Foundation, Timeless Adventures photography, C & E Advanced Technologies and McAfee heating and air.
For more information or to get involved, see https://www.letsfeedmiamivalley.org/.