Organizations unite to provide food to families

Organizations unite to provide food to families
November 25
00:00 2015
Photo by Tevin Stinson Just ahead of the holiday season, the Chris Paul Family Foundation and the Triad Dream Center come together to provide 100 families with food for seven to eight meals.

By Tevin Stinson

The Chronicle

Just ahead of the holidays, the Chris Paul Family Foundation joined forces with the Triad Dream Center (TDC) to provide 100 area families with boxes containing food for seven to eight meals.

During the event held on Saturday, Nov. 21, over 30 volunteers worked tirelessly to fill the boxes to ensure families in the Triad have food during Thanksgiving. The families were pre-screened and selected from various community organizations in the area. The meals were provided at TDC, 3650-J N. Patterson Ave. in Winston Salem.

“In this economy – and the times many are facing today – a family dinner together is a very important weapon against the many challenges that try to tear families apart,” said TDC’s executive director, Pastor Michael Watson. “This will be a true blessing for those families.”

A number of the people who were selected to receive food mentioned they were grateful for everything both organizations do to uplift the community. 

“This is a real blessing,” one said. “We are thankful for everything the Triad Dream Center and the Chris Paul Family Foundation is about.”

Robin and Charles Paul, who live in the area, are parents of professional basketball player Chris Paul, came up with the idea for the food giveaway. Robin Paul said they felt it was important to organize the event.

“There are a lot of families going without food in this area,” she said. “We wanted to help any way we could. We know we can’t help everyone but we wanted to make sure we reached out to those we could help.”

The Chris Paul Family Foundation, established in 2005, provides deserving high school graduates with scholarships to Wake Forest University. The foundation also puts emphasis on community involvement.

Triad Dream Center is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting poverty and assisting families in becoming self-sufficient.

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