Church, NHS distribute food
STEVENSVILLE — Right after school on Friday, Nov. 18, members of the Kent Island New Beginnings Church of God in Christ met with Kent Island High School National Honor Society students in the school’s cafeteria to assemble food baskets.
For the past 13 years, the two organizations have teamed up to provide local families with Thanksgiving food baskets. This esteemed partnership has impacted the lives of nearly 200 families in excess of 750 people, according to Pastor Allen T. Cork. The organizations have been helping families with a “hand up,” not a hand out.
After the baskets are filled with canned food and non-perishable foods collected from the student body, the NHS students and church members distributed the holiday baskets throughout the community. The church provides the turkeys and other necessities to complete the baskets.
This year, in addition to receiving names of families from community members, including the Kent Island High School, the church also reached out to the Queen Anne’s County Department of Social Services for families in the Stevensville, Chester, Grasonville and Queenstown areas.
Cork said he enjoyed the collaboration throughout the years with the NHS and said they are eager, creative and innovative, but mostly they are committed.
He said it is random acts of kindness like the food drive that “keeps our community in touch with each other.”
The Kent Island New Beginnings Church is worshipping on Sundays at Grasonville Elementary School, 5435 Main St., Grasonville. The services include Sunday School, 10–11 a.m., and Morning Worship, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bible Study takes place every Wednesday at the Grasonville Community Center, 5601 Main St., Grasonville, from 7:3-–8:30 p.m.
Kent Island High School National Honor Society members organized canned food and non-perishable items in the school’s cafeteria on Friday, Nov. 18, to be distributed to the community with the Kent Island New Beginnings Church of God in Christ.