The New River Valley Biker Church in Fairlawn, presented checks to the nutrition directors of all five New River Valley public school systems: Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski counties and the city of Radford hoping to inspire civic and faith-based groups to do the same.

The NRV Biker Church in Fairlawn presented checks to five nutrition directors who work to feed kids nutritious meals every day while making ends meet. Pictured are: (from left) Connie Wood, director of nutrition, City of Radford schools; Michael Marcenelle, director of nutrition, Montgomery County schools; Joe Walker, pastor or NRV Biker Church; Ethelene Sadler, director of nutrition, Pulaski County schools; Christy Lawson, director of nutrition Giles County schools; and Pam Harris, director of nutrition Floyd County schools.

Biker Church member, Coby Fizer, read an article about children being stigmatized when they are unable to pay for meals.

He saw that feeding kids by supporting the system that feeds kids good food every day seemed especially smart, but school nutrition programs sometimes struggle to feed kids – three quarters of school districts report school meal debt according to the School Nutrition Association.

“The church embraced the idea, and the rest is history,” Fizer said.

The church works to address multiple local problems.

“Our church is a community outreach church,” Pastor Joe Walker said, presenting a $500 check to each of the five nutrition directors….

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