We just held our first official meeting of the Floyd County Chapter on July 21, 2015 and we have a lot of work to do!
As the need for weekend food for kids in our community grows each year, so does the need for new funding sources. That’s where the newly-formed Floyd County Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack comes in!
How did we come about? A group of volunteers from all walks of life simply saw a need for action and stepped up to assist with the development and acquisition of resources for funding and to advocate for the mission of BIB in our county. The Floyd County Chapter of BIB was created with the assistance and guidance of Kevin Beam, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer for the national Blessings in a Backpack organization, Jerry Finn, Executive Director of the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, and Michele Day, recently retired NAFCS Director of Elementary Education and Title I.
Our plans include spreading the word about the food crisis in our county and how individuals and businesses really can make a difference in the lives of a kid (or 2 or 10!) with their donations. If you or someone you know would be interested in volunteering with our group, please contact Stephanie Watson, Chapter Chair, at floydcountyblessings.com. Our meetings take place at the Floyd Co. YMCA 3rd Floor, Lifespan Board Room at 6:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. We would love to have your input and help!