Family Services provides meals for families in need

Family Services provides meals for families in need
April 02
03:45 2020

Armed with face masks, gloves, and of course, hand sanitizer, representatives and volunteers with Family Services partnered with OSO Restaurant Group (o’So Eats) to provide 500 meals for families in need at First Baptist Church (Highland Avenue) last week. 

According to Michelle Speas, Family Services chief development and public relations officer, the effort to provide the meals was put together in just a few days. Speas said in less than a week’s time, they had to contact families, find a venue, and find volunteers to help distribute the meals. 

“I got a phone call from a contact who put me in contact with one of the organizers and this was Saturday, and we were like ‘how fast can we get this done?’” Speas continued. “But we were able to mobilize pretty quickly … we had 100 families, 500 headcount if you count the children.

“There’s just a lot of folks now who don’t know where to go for resources and don’t know how to secure them. Our community is very generous and because of the network Family Services has, we’re able to tap into that very quickly.”

Speas said Family Services is working on holding other giveaways and events in the near future. She said, “We decided as an agency to go back and ask families what they need. Is it mental health support? Is it food and nutrition? We think mainly its going to be food and nutrition, so this is just a trial run.”

Family Services was founded in 1905 by a group of people concerned with helping impoverished families. Today, Family Services provides professional services and partnerships that foster the development of children, advance the safety, security, and success of families and individuals, and help build a sustainable community.  

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