Photo courtesy of Dick Larson
BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College men's basketball team worked with Feeding Avery Families to help those in need in Avery County on Friday, September 21.
Feeding Avery Families provides food for approximately 1,100 people in Avery County, who are hungry and in need. Each month the program distributes approximately 25,000 pounds of food, and yet, is serving only approximately one third of those in need in Avery County.
The program's executive director Dick Larson spoke highly of the Bobcat student-athletes that came to assist his program: "Today was a great day. The young men you brought today were polite, respectful, and unbelievably energetic! Kudos to the coaching staff, because that kind of performance clearly reflects the leadership to which those young men have been exposed. I hope they appreciate how meaningful their efforts will be. They are helping over a thousand people who are hungry and in need."
Head Coach Steve Hardin also spoke on what the experience meant for his team: "Today was a great opportunity for our guys, to get out in the community and physically help others. We appreciate Mr. Larson for allowing us to help out. It was a great experience for our program to continue building relationships around the high country and making a difference in people's lives."