Saturday, December 22, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Dacula High School students volunteered their time Wednesday and Thursday to collect and distribute toys to the Bread of Life Food Ministry. The toys will be given to children in need.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- About 30 students from Dacula High School took time out on Wednesday and Thursday to spread a little Christmas cheer.
Every year, the high school students collect and distribute more than 250 to 300 toys to Bread of Life Ministries, an organization that helps families in need.
"It's a good chance for these kids to give back to the community," said organizer and coach John Williams of Dacula High School. "They really put forth a lot of effort on their Christmas break, and that's good to see."
According to the organization's website, in 1993, after much prayer and fasting, New Life Fellowship, under the direction of Pastor Bill Barker, "felt the need to feed folks all year around, not just on the holidays. Starting with distributing bread and sweets one day a week, Bread of Life quickly grew to a 4 day a week distribution. Bread of Life does not discriminate according to race, creed or zip code."
Volunteers provide nutritious food for hundreds of families throughout the year.
For more information about Bread of Life Ministries, visit www.breadoflifefoodministry.org.