Mescalero Baptist Church spent the summer making sure more than 60 kids won't go without a good meal.
Serving Our Community Kids, or "SOCK," is a program designed to feed Lakeview Elementary kids who otherwise, might have to go without during summer break.
Volunteers at Mescalero Baptist Church have been filling tummies all summer.
SOCK Program Director Kristy Mercer says, "we recognized the need at the school. Kids were receiving Snak Paks and we realized there was no way for them to attain free lunches during the summer out here in this rural area."
Mercer says they are feeding 63 kids a different meal Monday through Friday.
The group of volunteers make 19 deliveries each day.
Mercer says, "we make the lunches here. We bag it up, and we take it out to the kids."
On top of a meal and drink, the kids also get a snack and popcorn every day to snack on.
Volunteer Patty Wheeler says, "I went through some hard times when I was younger, you know, and people helped me. God has blessed me so much and I just wanted to be a part of being able to help these kids and make sure they had something to eat.
Wheeler tells us it's important these kids are not forgotten, and it's an honor to help out.
She says, "I just love being here and doing this."
Mercer says the moms have been appreciative.
They tell her it's nice knowing their kids will have something nutritious to eat.
This is the second year for the SOCKS program, and Mercer assures us, it won't be the last.
She says the program wouldn't be possible without donations from church members, friends, and many local businesses.
If you are interested in donating, call Mescalero Baptist Church at 622-0216