by Sue LeLievre
The Clay County Community Foundation provided a grant to Matt’s Ministry in 2014. On a recent 2015 site visit by board member Glenda Cheeks, she observed volunteers unloading food, unpacking boxes, storing food and packing boxes for home delivery.
The blue building in the photograph on the right is their newly constructed center for storage and provides a work area and a pantry.
Matt’s Ministry is a faith-based organization staffed by many members of Ledford’s Chapel as well as other congregations.
During 2014, the ministry distributed 104,122 pounds of food from Manna Food Bank, local stores and community gardens. Manna estimates that it provided about 86,768 meals. In addition, 150 food bags per week were directly supplied by Manna for Children’s Weekends.
The Clay County Community Foundation grants cycle for 2015 will be July 17-Sept. 1. Details to come.