Church, NHS dis­trib­ute food

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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.

PHOTO BY MIKE DAVIS

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.

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