8 Thousand Pounds of Food Distributed from Edward Waters College


[Dallas, TX. – August 26th, 2014]

 The Edward Waters College Schell Sweet Community Resource Center and the Nourishment Network held their monthly food distribution Saturday, August 23rd where 370 families in need were able to receive food.

Every fourth Saturday of the month, around 8,000 pounds of food provided by the Nourishment Network is distributed. Each recipient leaves with about three-bags of non-perishable food. This past Saturday, recipients also received one 13-pound turkey and a bag with 10 chicken drumsticks. The monthly food distributions are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

“It is very crucial and important for our clients to receive this food,” said the Director of the Schell Sweet Community Resource Center, Marie Heath. “This is the only way many families are able to have food on their dinner tables at the end of the month.”

The Schell-Sweet Community Resource Center was named the Hunger Champion in 2013 by the Florida Department of Children and Families for its efforts in connecting the community to the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This is the fifth year the Schell Sweet Community Resource Center has been hosting the monthly food distributions.

Edward Waters College (EWC), accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges, and Schools (SACS) and member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), is a private, historically black, urban college which offers a liberal arts education with a strong emphasis on the Christian principles of high moral and spiritual values. EWC was established in 1866 and is an African Methodist Episcopal Church-related institution of learning. It is the oldest private institution of higher education in the state of Florida.

Source: Edward Waters College

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Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.