Matthew’s Ministry Give Healthy Food Drive brought in nearly 500 pounds of nutritious food for the children the agency serves. The food drive is part of a larger campaign the Brunswick Wellness Coalition (BWC) has launched called the Give Healthy campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to increase access to healthy, nutritious food for those that are food insecure.
“It was exciting to see how quickly the community responded to our request to donate healthier food,” said Matthew’s Ministry Director Kristie Disbrow. “We hope the drive has left a lasting impression on our donors so we can continue providing nutritious food to the children we serve.”
“This was the first Give Healthy Food Drive of BWC’s campaign and although we received a tremendous amount of healthy items we also received items that did not meet the nutrition criteria” said BWC’s Executive Director Lindsay Maher. “This is evidence that we all need more education on what food is and is not healthy, which is why BWC exists. BWC can provide free health education programming at the request of any community group whether it is a church, worksite or neighborhood.”
Matthew’s Ministry plans to continue promoting BWC’s Give Healthy Campaign by creating a monthly donation request for a specific healthy item which will be listed on its website at www.matthewsministry.com and in its newsletter. Matthew’s Ministry welcomes newsletter subscribers through its website.
To host a Give Healthy Food Drive or for more information about BWC’s health education programs, contact BWC’s Executive Director Lindsay Maher at 910-444-1872 or BrunswickWellnessCoalition@gmail.com.