Chapelhill Church Distributes Food

Chapelhill Church Gives Away 500 Bags of Food During Pandemic
Posted on 04/13/2020

Chapelhill Church, a wonderful Partner in Education with the Douglas County School System, distributed 500 bags of food to children and families in the community on Saturday of Easter weekend. Each bag had enough food for breakfast and lunch for both days of the weekend.

Melody Mattiro, food service coordinator for Chapelhill Church and Chapel Hill Christian School, coordinated the project on behalf of the church. “Our church wanted to know what we could do to be a blessing to the community during the pandemic,” said Mattiro. “Pastor Andrew (Dixon) reached out to the school system superintendent to ask how we could serve families within the school system.” Superintendent Trent North responded by asking for help with food for students around the time of spring break, the one week when the district's School Nutrition Department was not providing food distribution.

Mattiro said her church decided to offer a drive-through food distribution site similar to the ones offered by the school system each week that virtual learning has been in place. She even observed one of the district's food distribution sites to pattern the church’s so that parents were comfortable with the routine.

Mattiro and her family were at the church on April 11 by 7:00 a.m. to get everything ready for the dozen church members who volunteered to pack and distribute food. Originally, bags were going to be given to children present in the car, but they were sent home for children who couldn’t be present, as well. “We didn’t want to leave anyone out, including adults,” said Mattiro. Cars drove through the church lot, and volunteers put the bags in trunks.

“The families were so appreciative,” continued Mattiro. “The food distribution was a blessing to everyone involved.”

Thank you, Chapelhill Church, for being a wonderful PIE ​and​ community partner.

Chapelhill Church Gives Away Food

Chapelhill Church Food Giveaway

Bags of food ready to be given away

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