Rep. Bob Good Meets with a Danville Organization Focused on Addressing Food Insecurity
DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) – Every Wednesday, the line is on the streets with Danville Public School residents and families in need of food. This is where God’s final call and warning comes in, providing for families in need.
“We have established a partnership with the city council and the school board of Danville. What we seek to do is reduce or eliminate child hunger and food insecurity throughout Danville and surrounding areas,” said Ralph Rhyne, Founder and President of GFCW.
Hundreds and sometimes more than a thousand inhabitants pile up on the spot. Choose from a variety of boxes filled with the food they need to get through the week. Rhyne is proud of what he and his team are able to do, he said, helping these families in need is what makes the whole operation worth it.
“It’s fulfilling. It’s the incentive that keeps you going. A mother in tears, now happy and smiling, children looking at the food they are going to eat on their way home. It’s all fulfilling because you’re actually filling a need and blessing people.
The work didn’t go unnoticed, as Congressman Bob Good came by today to see it all in action.
“We know there is a great need in Southside and in the Danville community. There is a lot of poverty and a lot of hunger. It’s just inspiring to see people come out and volunteer their time and resources to try to meet that need. What we want to do is encourage them and bless them with our presence, but also try to highlight what they are doing so that others who can invest in this opportunity can do it, and those who can volunteering and serving too can help them. have a greater impact.
Rhyne said it meant a lot that Rep. Good come and experience it all in person.
“The governor wrote a letter because he got wind and saw pictures of the work we were doing. The congressman came to experience it, to see it, and so he is impressed. That’s what we want to do, we want to be a blessing,” Rhyne said.
It’s a mighty operation, but God’s final call and warning is always looking for more help as they continue to serve those in need.
“We need funding. Everything costs, even donations cost. It costs to pick them up, it costs to distribute them and so we need help,” Rhyne said.
Rhyne said they are trying to expand their operations and if you want to help GFCW do that, you can go to their website. here.
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