For many families in NC, food insecurity is a constant struggle. According to NC Child, 22% of all children in Pitt County do not have enough food within their homes, and these statistics were provided before the pandemic afflicted our country.
As COVID-19 has placed many of our families without jobs or substantial time off work due to being sick or caring for family members, funding for Thanksgiving meals was simply another barrier to overcome. Yet, due to the extreme generosity of organizations, faithful leaders, and teens serving their community, 25 of our GLAM girls were able to receive Thanksgiving meals for their families!
Daughters of Worth is extremely thankful for Rebecca Caveness of the Winterville Chamber of Commerce, Rebecca Blount, Daughters of Worth Facilitator for CM Eppes Middle, Third Street Catering, and Melissa Blandford, Youth Volunteer Coordinator for Daughters of Worth for all making this effort possible. Through donations of Thanksgiving meals and personally delivering to our families in need, GLAM Girls and their families were able to truly enjoy this special holiday! It literally takes a tribe to Rise Up for the girls of our communities, and we are so incredibly thankful for each one who invests in her.