Overflowing Hands, a Raleigh-based nonprofit with a mission to serve children around the world, is partnering with Rocky Top Catering to feed hungry kids in Wake County during the school closings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 2, more than 2,500 meal packs with roasted chicken and vegetables were given directly to parents and kids in their mobile home parks, apartment communities and neighborhoods.
The organizations strategized with local school principals and members of the Wake County School Board to distribute well-balanced, hearty comfort food. Rocky Top’s team creates delicious and nutritious meal packs that provide a hot supper with four to six servings.
“In Wake County, there are approximately 51,000 students who depend on free and reduced lunch programs provided by the schools,” said Chandler Ellis, executive director of Overflowing Hands. “Through our efforts, we are helping to provide healthy meals to many kids who otherwise might go hungry.”
Overflowing Hands and Rocky Top Catering have a goal to distribute meal packs every Monday and Thursday while these children are not in school. Rocky Top is donating its talent, trucks and supplies so the cost of each meal is just $2.00. Overflowing Hands is coordinating food distribution, volunteers, prayers and fundraising.
Overflowing Hands needs $10,000 per week to provide 2,500-plus meals to hungry kids in Wake County every Monday and Thursday. To make an online donation, click here. Contributions can also be made by checks payable to Overflowing Hands, Inc. and mailed to 1500 Briarwood Place, Raleigh, NC 27614.
Overflowing Hands, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service, and tax-deductible receipts will be provided for all donations.
For more information on Overflowing Hands, visit www.overflowinghands.org. To learn more about Rocky Top Catering, visit rockytopcatering.com.