Leadership DeKalb Seeks Support to "Feed the Need" of Hungry Children

June 15, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page
Darrell Gill

The Leadership DeKalb Class of 2013 is asking for your help to "Feed the Need" of hungry children in DeKalb County this summer.

Darrell Gill, President of the Leadership DeKalb Class, said the outreach effort began last week and proved quite successful. "Last Thursday (June 6) we had a community night where we served hot dogs, chips, and drinks to children around the community. We visited over near the Joe L. Evins ballpark. We were in the Bell Street area and also at Short Mountain Village," said Gill.

"We knew there was a need for food for hungry children this summer while they were out of school. Of course, our class picked that as our project for the summer. We ended up reaching twenty four families, a total of seventy six children. The need is definitely there. We are committed to giving these families food once a week on Thursday or Friday. It's really humbling to see that we have kids right here in our hometown that lay down at night and may be hungry," he said.

You may partner with Leadership DeKalb by making a donation of non-perishable foods or cash to help "Feed the Need" this summer. "I'm asking for people to partner with Leadership DeKalb 2013 and either bring non-perishable foods or monetary donations that we can use to continue to provide this service throughout the summer until school starts back," said Gill. "Those donations can be dropped off at DeKalb Tire and Service, Smithville Computer, and we'll also have some food drop boxes at a couple of other locations in town. Donations may be sent to 200 East Broad Street, Smithville TN. Attention Darrell Gill, made out to Leadership DeKalb 2013," he said.

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