Answering the Call offers food for school kids

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Sue Calloway Ewan packs bags of food for schoolchildren at First United Methodist Church of Eureka Springs on Monday, July 6. Ewan is one of many volunteers behind the churchís Answering the Call program.
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Answering the Call, a community group that provided grocery and food delivery over the past few months, kicks off Phase II of its operation on Monday, July 6. The group will begin delivering food to school kids since the school systemís program ends on June 30.

To be eligible, you must be 18 years old or younger and live in the Eureka Springs School District in the Western District of Carroll County. Every child and young person, regardless of which school they attend, can have five frozen meals plus other assorted food delivered directly to their home every week starting July 6. You donít have to be enrolled in the public school to qualify for the program.Food availability will continue for six weeks, with the last delivery on Monday, Aug. 10.

As an added bonus in cooperation with the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library, Answering the Call will also be delivering books to children, older adults and anyone else who could use home delivery. There is no fee for these services.

For food and/or book delivery, call Martie at 479-253-8987 or email Martie at esfumc@sbcglobal.net. To volunteer to help deliver food and books, message Bill on Facebook or email Bill at bill@atcforeureka.com.

Answering the Call asks that you share the news on social media and use the following hashtags: #Phase2StartsJuly6, #NoKidHungry, #EveryKidReads, #MoreMondayMeals and #BookBingeBegins.

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