Backyard Blessings aims to prevent hunger in Walker County kids

WALKER COUNTY, AL (WBRC) – A nonprofit organization in Sumiton is making sure needy children do not go hungry on weekends away from school.

Backyard Blessings is an organization run by Leneda Jones that gives food to children who might not get to eat over the weekend. Every Friday, children are discreetly given a bag of food that will last them through the weekend. The food is child friendly and non-perishable.

Currently, just under 200 students at Sumiton Elementary/Middle School and T.S. Boyd Elementary School are being helped by the service. Representatives with Backyard Blessings say it costs about $1,000 per week to just help these kids. Now, other Walker County schools are beginning to show interest in the program.

Several organizations have been donating to the cause, including several churches and business. Alabama Power recently donated $1,000.

For more information or to donate, contact Backyard Blessings by writing to:

Backyard Blessings
Po Box 129
Sumiton, AL 35148

You can also call (205) 544-9094, email lenedajones@yahoo.com or visit their Facebook page.

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