MARVIN, NC – The Marvin Community Development Services Corporation (MCDSC) held a drive-through food distribution event on Saturday, July 11th, with the goal of providing relief for more than 150 families impacted by Covid-19, or those otherwise in need.
The food drive, held at Marvin AME Zion Church, accepted donations throughout the month of June for non-perishable food items and household essentials. Cash donations provided grocery store gift cards for each family, and generous food donations gave the MCDSC the ability to serve the community in an incredible way.
Protecting the health of those who received food was a primary concern of all involved. Those in attendance wore masks, and those that received donations needed only to pull up and pop their trunk.
The Marvin Community Development Services Corporation is a faith-based, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization established to address community needs, educate the community, and coordinate to provide community programs, services, and solutions to Marvin and the surrounding areas.
Programs include needs assessment, technical literacy programs, educational attainment programs, socio-economic development, health, general welfare programs, and many more. Based on data from needs assessments, the MCDSC identifies gaps in service, community deficiencies, and issues surrounding the lack of access that impact individuals and populations as a whole. The goal of the MCDSC is to promote and support individual development and community development for the benefit of the residents of Union County and neighboring areas.
Robert Massey, chairman of the MCDSC, said that food drives may become a regular part of their operations should things continue the way that they are. Whatever comes up in the community, he said, they will try to assist. To learn more about the Marvin Community Development Services Corporation visit Facebook.com/MCDSCorg; Monetary donations to support the efforts of the MCDSC can be made to P.O. Box 49631, Charlotte, N.C. 28277-0082.