­Community unity can help end childhood hunger

Published 10:08 am Wednesday, November 1, 2017

To the Editor:

The editorial “Sorority chapter helps to feed students,” which appeared in the Oct. 28 edition, is a very important issue not just in the Franklin and Southampton county community, but also nationwide. By making sure that children are well nourished it will help educational enrichment, health promotion and family strengthening.

For some children the meals that are served at school are their only meals for that day. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority gave the supervisor of the Southampton County Food Service a check in the amount of $300.

The amount is not a lot, but it is a start. This will feed 127 students.

This issue will not end overnight, it will take the help of the community. There is an old African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, it is going to take the community —meaning neighbors, community leaders, churches, etc. — to help end childhood hunger.

So, thank you ladies of Lambda Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Greg Scott for taking a stand in our community and helping to end childhood hunger.

Tiffany Faulk