Difference Makers Award for August 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-  After kids come home from school  typically the first thing they ask for is a snack.  Not only does the Moody Chapel faith based initiative programs feed at risk youth, but teaches them skills too.

Each weekday Alfredia Blackwell gets to do something she loves: fueling hungry kiddos.

After school we serve a snack. we have supper, said Blackwell.

The at-risk feeding program at Moody Chapel is much more than just a place for a good meal.

Blackwell says they're a support system for these young minds.

"We have about 70 kids we can feed daily in our at-risk program."

On top of the feeding program, they have team power an academic enrichment program.

"We also teach cooking, sewing, music, it's a lot," Blackwell said. "Anything you can get from home to make basic life, that's what we do."

Blackwell is here almost daily to help these kids.

"We want to be that support. To be anything as far as emotional support, as far as clothing, anything we can give we're here and it starts with the food

For what she does for helping the kids, her program is the latest organization selected by the community to receive the Difference Maker Award.

"Sometimes it takes a whole community to raise one kid. We're pulling the children to us."

Giving these kiddos everything they need from a basic snack to a safe place to be.

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