Volunteers in Rocky Mount feed the hungry after soup kitchen closes

Coronavirus is to blame for the closing

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. – At the Rocky Mount Church of God, people are stepping up by feeding those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Helen Witherspoon lost her job when the schools closed and is now on unemployment.

“It’s helping a lot because I lost my job in the mix of all of this,” explained Witherspoon.

She was sitting in a car with her daughter, who is also unemployed, waiting for the wind-blown volunteers to bring them a bagged lunch, four days after the make-shift feeding station opened in the church parking lot.

Volunteers, the United Way, Public safety and Kenny Ayers, who owns NexHaul/Proline trailers, are all helping any way they can.

“Well, you know when you miss a meal, it’s tough,” said Ayers

He had asked if there was any way he could help and was told the church needed something like a food truck. He had just the ticket.

They are all working to fill the need created when the virus forced the closing of the Stepping Stone Mission Soup Kitchen, just up the road in Rocky Mount.


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