No Child Goes Hungry is pleased to provide a $650 donation to Pineville First United Methodist Church in Pineville, Kentucky, to support a healthy Christmas fruit donation program aimed at helping child parishioners in need. Danny (Kelton) Adams, a church parishioner, contacted Rev. Kären Rasmussen and No Child Goes Hungry to request financial support for the initiative.
“We are a small congregation housed in a large old church that takes a lot of our limited funds to keep it going,” said Adams. “We wanted to do something for our local children during Christmas, and one of the things I remember from my childhood is getting fruit basics at Christmas from a local church. Fruit is something most of our local children never get due to poverty in our area. Our goal was to provide 50 to 75 children from our church with fruit bags. Thanks to No Child Goes Hungry; we handed out 80 bags in about 30 mins. They were very much appreciated and well-received! I think we could have given 80 more out.”
No Child Goes Hungry partnered with Adams in December 2020 for a similarly successful and similarly impactful fruit donation program associated with his volunteer fire department.
“It’s tremendous to see what a group of people can do for their community even when funds are tight,” said Rasmussen. “I loved partnering with Pineville First United Methodist Church and look forward to more projects together in the future. It heartens me to see the church engaging in the community in such a fruitful way—pun intended!”
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