As winter approaches and the pandemic continues, Yadkin Christian Ministries is seeing a rise within the want for meals help and a lower in donations.
“We’re starting to see our variety of shoppers improve on the ministry facilities,” mentioned YCM Director Beth Steelman. “The winter months are at all times a tough season for our shoppers. We now have been blessed by the generosity of many church buildings, organizations, and people with meals and financial donations, however the pandemic has negatively impacted the items that we sometimes obtain from church buildings who should not assembly right now or are assembly with a decreased capability.”
Yadkin Christian Ministries has labored for greater than three many years to help these in the neighborhood who’re struggling to make ends meet. All through the pandemic up to now, YCM has continued to supply meals for shoppers at its two areas in Yadkinville and East Bend. Final 12 months YCM served 5,400 shoppers, offering meals for round 17,000 relations.
YCM was in a position to maintain its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser in March simply earlier than the shutdown and a modified model of its annual Stroll for Starvation final month however some meals drives the company relies upon upon have been cancelled.
“This 12 months Yadkin County Colleges won’t be able to conduct the Mates Feeding Mates challenge, because of the pandemic. We completely perceive that the protection of scholars and educators is and needs to be their first precedence,” Steelman mentioned. “We additionally acknowledge that the absence of those items is an incredible lack of shelf staple objects that we now have come to rely on for the winter months. We’re at the moment working to accumulate some sources to assist with this lack of meals objects.”
Steelman mentioned financial or canned meals donations are tremendously appreciated right now.
“These objects which appear to at all times be briefly provide are cereal, saltine crackers, sugar, flour, dried pintos, and canned pintos,” she mentioned.
For these wishing to donate to Yadkin Christian Ministries, donations could also be dropped off at both the Yadkinville or East Bend location, checks could also be mailed to 117 Woodlyn Drive, Yadkinville, NC 27055.
For extra info on providers supplied by Yadkin Christian Ministries, to donate or volunteer, go to www.y-c-m.org or name 336-677-3080.
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