Manna Mission Ministries volunteers pay it forward

ROANOKE, Va. - It's a typical morning at Manna Mission Ministries.

Volunteers work close together on Tuesdays and distribute food on Saturdays to help feed low income families struggling to make ends meet.

"There are a lot of families in need, who are working so hard, to pay bills and things like that, and food has just become a burden on them, and we think no one should ever have to go hungry," Amy McArthur, Rescue Mission.

As Anne Paitsel sorts out the paper work, she remembers a time when she was on the receiving end.

Anne, and her husband, lost their jobs.

"And we were struggling to put food on our table. We were paying the bills but food was one of the last things we were doing," said Anne Paitsel, volunteer.

But now she volunteers for the same organization that who helped her and her family.

"It makes me feel good," said Anne Paitsel, volunteer.

The boxes are packed with forty to sixty pounds of delicious food.

"Try to make sure every box is super healthy and super nutritious. So we have fresh produce items. Anything  like lettuce to broccoli, to fruit. We have a fresh protein item maybe some chicken some deer meat, things like that," Amy McArthur, Rescue Mission.

Ready for families that may other wise go hungry,  prepared by volunteers who are paying it forward.
 


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