BY JOSH PRESLEY
The We Care Committee is set to close its summer feeding program for local youth with a school supply fundraiser beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at the LueZarah Robinson Healthcare Services building at 826 Highway 45 Alt. N.
The feeding program began on July 1, and WCC President LueZarah Robinson said WCC would be selling barbecue plates, fish plates and hot dogs to raise money for school supplies for the kids in the program.
â€śBarbecue plates will be $8, fish plates will be $7 and hot dogs for the kids will be $3,â€ť Robinson said. â€śThat all comes with chips and a drink, and weâ€™ll also have fresh caramel cake.â€ť
She said the summer feeding program was her first time working with children, but she hopes it wonâ€™t be her last. WCC has hosted feeding programs in Columbus, Starkville and Pheba in addition to West Point.
â€śWe give the kids a hot meal and weâ€™ve also had activities for them,â€ť she said. â€śWeâ€™ve had speakers from West Point Police Department, West Point Fire Department, North Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi Department of Health.â€ť
WCC West Point Site Supervisor Carla Foster said the feeding program served about 60-65 kids per day, and about 150 different kids each week.
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