AROUND THE NEK - 'Tis the season for giving, and the non-profit organization Faith in Action, knows how to do just that.
Faith in Action works to help communities around the Northeast Kingdom take care of their own, and has been doing this for 12 years. One of the biggest services they do for these communities is donate food.
“I think it’s very important because we have a lot of families in this area, in the Northeast Kingdom, that don’t have enough money for food for their children” says 5-year Faith in Action volunteer, Gigi Losh.
According to their website, one of Faith in Action’s missions is “taking the food to where the people and needs are” and just this week they hosted a food drop at the Lyndonville armory right in time for the holiday season.
“I think it’s harder during the winter for people to obtain food that they need” says Deb Reynolds, a coordinator for Faith in Action. “The holidays I think are particularly hard on families also that have children, you know, with Christmas coming and for people who can’t get out. We’re rural communities, and it’s hard for people to get to where they need to be to get the food.”
Winter is a busy time of year for the non-profit, but the volunteers keep it going.
“My neighbor was a part of it actually, there was a point in time where I was in need, so she helped me out, so I asked her what she was doing and now i’d like to pay it back and help out myself” says Rebekah Rollins, a new volunteer for the group.
Faith in Action will be holding another food drop in Lyndonville Tuesday, December 20th.