"On behalf of the J. Ray Shute Center, and all of the children that attend your wonderful CHOA meals program, we would like to say thank you for caring.
One of my friends, Celesta S. Miller told me, [...always try to make a difference each day, so that over a course of a year you would have made 365 differences!].
CHOA and your wonderful staff is reaching out and making a difference in the lives of children here in Monroe, Union County. The children love the food and they look forward to their meals.
I have worked at the J. Ray Shute Center since 1993 and my heart has been broken a thousand times over because a child came to me and told me they were hungry. I did not have anything to give them, so they continued crying because they were hungry. Today it is a JOY to hear children when they walk in the door and ask [...will we have some food coming today?]. One little girl, Amiya, a ten year old, let us know that she only missed the food because she was grounded. Terrence a seventeen year old high school student especially love your spaghetti. Justice, a seven year old, love your yellow rice and greens, she said [...they are so good!]. Cyniah loves the oranges, she always ask for seconds.
You are making a difference in the lives of elementary, middle and high school students. Thank you again!"