The packing program was established to honor the memory and work of Debbie Payseur; A woman who always put others first, provided for those in need, and loved to feed people. Debbie was most known for her Christmas chicken casseroles she delivered around the community - many who were elderly, had little to no family or chronic health issues.
To keep Debbie's mission to feed and provide for those in need all throughout the community, the Debbie Payseur Packing Program was launched. The packing program is intended to spread meals all throughout the community at various locations to reach more people who are battling hunger and going through unfortunate situations. We know that this through this program we can reach people who can't reach us.
How does it work?
We will use donated catered food and daily extras from our lunch meal to assemble seal packed meals with a label including packing date, list of foods, and heating instructions. The meals will be in containers that are refrigerator, freezer, oven and microwave safe. Once we pack - we will freeze. These meals will then be dispersed throughout the community to reach others who could benefit from a free meal. This program will allow us to reach more people and eliminate waste.
How can you help?
To reach more people we will need the support of various churches, schools, organizations, housing complexes, etc. to help us disperse the food. Meals can be picked up on a weekly basis or as needed. Our goal is to have at least one pick-up location in the following communities: Catawba, Claremont, Conover, Maiden, and Sherrills Ford. Other locations are welcomed too!
Are there any requirements?
The only thing you need to help with this program is a freezer to store the meals until you can provide them to individuals. We would love if you could pick up the meals from us, but we can also deliver them if need be.
If you would like more information on this program, please contact Summer Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-464-0355.
If you are interested in being a participating location, please complete the form below.