First shift packing: 9 to 11:15 a.m. (Nebo Crossing Academy students)
Second shift packing: 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. (McDowell Early College and McDowell Academy of Innovation students)
Cleanup: 1:45 to 3 p.m. (everyone in the community is welcome to participate).
In addition, Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church will provide a hot dog lunch cookout for all volunteers from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
“We can use anyone who would like to join us for set-up, packing, clean-up or being a ‘floater’ to be used where needed,” said Cross. “Or if you do not have time to participate, come join us for lunch to enjoy the fellowship and support the students—the more the merrier. Thank you for your consideration and we hope to see you there.”
This will be the fourth food-packing event in McDowell County since 2017 in partnership with Servants with a Heart. Previous ones have been held at Pleasant Gardens Elementary, Grace Community Church and Nebo Crossing.
Cross said he wanted to acknowledge Jeff and Suzanne Yoh, founders of Servants with a Heart, and volunteers Brandon Faulkner and John Pina. He also wanted to thank Pastor Bob Ritter, Kristen Waddle and the staff at Nebo Crossing for hosting this event.