The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the closing of schools and nutrition programs many children in our community rely on. While the county school system provides breakfasts and lunches, the reality is that kids are still going hungry. To address this need, we have started a snack bag program for children on Charleston's West Side.
Our snack bag program is set up to follow all federal and state social distancing guidelines and prevent person-to-person contact. Our volunteers only work in pairs, thoroughly wash hands and wear gloves at all times. While we want to continue serving the community, we are taking every step possible to promote high standards of safety for our staff, volunteers and the families picking up food.
Pickups are at Randolph Street Church on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 3-4 p.m. Families are encouraged to drive up for curbside service. Children must be present to get the snack bag.
Staying at home? Make a financial contribution instead.
We realize that not everyone can donate supplies due to the state's stay-at-home order, so you can make a financial donation and our staff will purchase items from our list. Using our online donation portal is the easiest, fastest and safest way to give, but you can also make a check out to Hope For Appalachia and mail it to us at:
Hope For Appalachia
P.O. Box 20076
Charleston, WV 25362
As we walk through these uncertain times together, we are reminded that Jesus cared for and deeply loved children. Not only did he care about spiritual needs, he met physical needs by feeding the hungry and healing the sick. We desire to imitate our savior during this crisis. We cannot forget the neediest among us or forsake our mission to care for people affected by addiction.
Join us today. We couldn't do this without you.
Hope For Appalachia is a nonprofit ministry based in Charleston, West Virginia. Our Gospel-centered programs provide hope and stability to men, women and children affected by addiction.