Kinston minister, cousin’s feeding program grows into community-wide effort

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – As the danger of flooding draws nearer, volunteers are stepping up to help evacuees get the resources they need. And that includes serving hot meals.

A feeding program they started with three people and $60 has quickly grown into a community-wide effort.

A community feeding a community was out again Wednesday just after noon, giving a hot meal to dozens affected by Hurricane Matthew. Dozens more volunteers showed up to help out and drop off donations.

Mike Fields, who started the program just Tuesday with his cousin, said they’re not stopping here.

“We’re gonna do this the rest of the week and throughout the weekend,” said Michael Fields, Kinston minister. “As long as donations and the volunteers come in, we’re gonna continue venturing to different locations and spread the love.”

Fields also said he’s been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support.

And 9 On Your Side talked to several people who couldn’t have been happier to have a hot meal.

Fields has been posting information about the program on Facebook. He also said you can call him directly for information on where in Kinston they’ll be set up. That number 252-548-0874.

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