COVE CITY, Craven County – A summer food program is helping feed children in eastern North Carolina.
Rep. Walter Jones made a pit stop at Bryant Chapel AME Zion Church in Cove City on Wednesday, which is one of four sites in Craven County where children can get free meals and enjoy afternoon activities.
The program is USDA effort made possible locally by a partnership between the CENC Food Bank, Adelphia CDC, and volunteers at each of the different sites. The western portion of Craven County served by this site has a 55 percent poverty rate.
“There are a lot of hard working parents in this area, good people and a lot of them have to leave the area to find employment or to go to their jobs, so the children are at home and a lot of times the children are at home without food,” Bryant Chapel pastor Bryant Cornelius said.