Lily Pearl, a fourth grader at Jap Elementary, simply completed her personal meals drive for AMEN Home after two weeks of amassing.
Pearl first posted an enthusiastic video message on social media asking for donations of canned and boxed items.
“I am giving a meals drive to assist feed Scott County,” Pearl started within the video. “Each time at mealtime, my household prays, ‘God, thanks for the meals we’re about to obtain and keep in mind those that do not have sufficient to eat.’
Saying that prayer every single day bought her considering of the way she may assist her personal group, she mentioned within the video. The reply was a meals drive.
By the top of the 2 weeks devoted to amassing, Lily had gathered greater than 400 boxed merchandise and greater than 500 canned gadgets for AMEN Home, which is equal to 1,199 kilos of meals.
Michele Carlisle, director of AMEN Home, mentioned she and the volunteer staff are “impressed with Lily.”
“I could not be extra pleased with her,” Carlisle mentioned.
He additionally praised Pearl’s enthusiasm for serving to feed Scott County.
Susie Pearl, Lily’s mom, talked about that they’ll proceed to work with AMEN Home as volunteers and that she is pleased with what her daughter has completed.
“I simply wish to feed anybody who’s hungry in Scott County,” Lily mentioned.
“I wish to do that yearly.”
The inspiration of Casa AMEN is canned items, Carlisle mentioned. And whereas the meal applications are strong, there’s a want for canned items.
With out a highschool meals drive, gala’s and different annual occasions that assist present canned items to AMEN Home, Lily came upon about that and stepped as much as assist, she mentioned.
Kroger additionally held a meals drive for the AMEN Home final weekend and picked up 11 purchasing carts stuffed with meals, Carlisle mentioned.
“It at all times comes collectively,” he mentioned.