F.O.L.K. program benefits students in need
One of United Methodist Temple’s largest community ministries — the Feed Our Local Kids (F.O.L.K.) project — is a program that provides healthy weekend meals for local children.
Clif Adkins, director of The Place and UMT assistant pastor, explained that the church recognized how the F.O.L.K. project could impact the local community after first seeing the project’s success at the First United Methodist Church in Lewisburg.
F.O.L.K. volunteers began packing meals for students in need in September 2013, and the project has since grown immensely due to increased community support.
More than 330 students across three Raleigh County schools are now benefiting from the F.O.L.K. program.
Anyone wishing to volunteer with F.O.L.K. is invited to help pack meals each Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. at The Place, 201 Templeview Drive, Beckley.