Photos: Church does its part to feed students on break
Published 12:02 am Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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Josh Bergeron / Salisbury Post - From left, Kyla Murphy, Paula Johnston and Angela Watkins provide water to someone picking up lunch at Grace City Church in China Grove. The church is one of many sites open this week as Rowan-Salisbury Schools students are on spring break. Mostly local churches have agreed to become sites for meal distribution.
Josh Bergeron / Salisbury Post - Jonah Kirks, left, and Hunter Wise, right, try to attract the attention of passersby to a meal distribution site at Grace City Church in China Grove. The site was set up for Rowan-Salisbury Schools students on spring break.
Josh Bergeron / Salisbury Post - Jonah Kirks, right, and Hunter Wise, left, pose for a picture in outfits they wore to attract the attention of passersby during a summer lunch distribution at Grace City Church in China Grove.
Josh Bergeron / Salisbury Post - Volunteers at Grace City Church in China Grove hand out lunches Tuesday as one of several sites set up for Rowan-Salisbury Schools students on spring break.
Middle-schoolers Jonah Kirks and Hunter Wise were waving down cars on North Bostian Street in China Grove Tuesday, but neither were interested in hitching a ride.
Both were guiding passersby to Grace City Church, one of several lunch pick-up spots that have agreed to hand out lunches to Rowan-Salisbury Schools students on spring break. There, volunteers like Angela Watkins, Lisa Mills, Kyla Murphy and Paula Johnston were ready to hand out brown-bag lunches and drinks.
Grace City Church Pastor Mark Murphy said volunteers prepared 200 meals for the site and planned to deliver to people who were unable to make it to the church.
Tuesday was Grace City’s only day serving as a food distribution site, with others in southern Rowan County taking responsibility for others days. Some sites are serving meals on multiple days.
A full list of meal distribution sites is available for the entire county at rssed.org.