Setting the table at Feed my Sheep
The services for Feed my Sheep are now in even higher demand as many find themselves in a tough situation in the wake of COVID-19.
Refreshments and piping hot homestyle southern cooking is what’s on the menu at Feed my Sheep and while the mouth-watering quality of these meals remains the same, the way they’re served has changed in the wake of COVID-19. Feed my Sheep Board Member David Lion said, “We serve about 600 meals a day currently. About 325 are home-bound delivery meals to people that are unable to drive up here, mostly senior citizens, or people who are no longer driving due to health reasons and can’t get out of the house. The rest of the people come up here and eat, about 300. We did have to change our operations a little while ago when COVID-19 came out. We changed the in-dining room service to where we just have grab-and-go meals now. We pass them out at the door.”
For decades, Feed my Sheep has been serving up hot meals daily Monday through Friday no questions asked, but the lines are getting longer. Feed my Sheep Board Member Will Shurley said, “With the downturn in the economy, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen an uptick in people who are looking for a hot meal.”
On Friday, Feed my Sheep will be serving up hundreds of hot meals for the community. But also on Friday, Feed my Sheep will be providing free COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “We’re working with the Police Chief and his Homeless to Housing Hub. One of the partners, Coastal Family Health, is offering free COVID-19 testing for this very vulnerable, most at-risk homeless population. In our parking lot, they’re bringing their van and medical professionals.”
No one will be turned away for testing or a hot meal and it’s just not those in need who are grateful. “Because this community’s spirit has been shining through and Feed My Sheep is proud to be a part of that.”