Lewis County Churches Helping To Keep Kids Full - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Lewis County Churches Helping To Keep Kids Full

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar Opens Its Doors To The Public

    Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar Opens Its Doors To The Public

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:08:19 GMT
    On Wednesday, people in Randolph County welcomed a new business to the community.  The Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar is located on Randolph Avenue, in Elkins.  The menu offers new modern American food
    On Wednesday, people in Randolph County welcomed a new business to the community.  The Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar is located on Randolph Avenue, in Elkins.  The menu offers new modern American food
  • WVU Public Relation Student's Help A Local Non-Profit

    WVU Public Relation Student's Help A Local Non-Profit

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:50:05 GMT
    The Nine students working on this project for their public relations campaigns course, have completely re-branded the non-profit, by creating a sufficient mission statement, new name, and social media
    The Nine students working on this project for their public relations campaigns course, have completely re-branded the non-profit, by creating a sufficient mission statement, new name, and social media
  • Morgantown Battles Underage and High Risk Drinking

    Morgantown Battles Underage and High Risk Drinking

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:47:11 GMT
    WVU and the City of Morgantown, paired up to host a discussion April 16 on underage and high risk drinking. The discussion was meant to discuss the problems at hand, and talk about possible solutions.
    WVU and the City of Morgantown, paired up to host a discussion April 16 on underage and high risk drinking. The discussion was meant to discuss the problems at hand, and talk about possible solutions.

After reading about how other churches were providing better nutrition for school students in the area, Reverend Carolyn Nettles wanted to see what her church, Stone Coal United Methodist, could do to help.

"I had asked my church to pray about that we had enough, each of us sitting there have enough, and how other people don't have enough, and what were we going to do about it," said Nettles.

After discussing it with other churches the area, Nettles spoke to the school principals and organized the countywide effort. Principals and teachers at each school identified the people the most in need, and school officials said some were surprised to see how much that extra help was really needed.

"Several principals have commented that they didn't realize how needy some people really are and so forth, so it's made everyone take a look at children and people in a different manner," said school supervisor Chris Derico.

Nettles said they were able to keep up the effort for the entire year, thanks in part to gifts from total strangers to the county. She said it's a problem that needs to be solved, and she's happy to play a part in the solution.

"On one side, it breaks your heart that they wouldn't otherwise have it, and there's something wrong with that. But on the other hand it makes you feel good that you did something for somebody that's lacking," Nettles said.

The school will also work with other groups to provide free meals throughout the summer as well. You can find more information here.