WOW Awards grant to Bloomfield Summer Lunch Program

The Women of Worth (WOW) Giving Circle, formed by the Greene County Foundation, helps with charitable causes throughout Greene County.   WOW pools its membership fees to award them to local charities annually.  On Tuesday, the group presented a $1,000 check to the Bloomfield Summer Youth Feeding Program.

The feeding program will be held Monday through Friday at Bloomfield First Christian Church, at the corner of Spring and Jefferson Street, starting June 2 and lasting throughout students’ summer vacation.  Students of all ages and household income levels are welcome to attend.  The program will begin with a meal at noon and continue with planned activities until 2 p.m.

WOW Member Mary Lou Quiel explained that the group feels the feeding program provides a valuable service for area kids.

“We have hunger in Greene County,” she stated.  “We don’t want children, especially, to go hungry, so whatever we can do to help with a program such as this is very important.

Summer Youth Feeding Program Director Jack Terrell said he was grateful for the assistance from WOW, and that he appreciated their way of giving back to the community.

Terrell is looking for volunteers to help staff the feeding program, and the sheriff’s department will conduct a free background investigation on anyone who wants to participate before they begin.  If you would like to volunteer your time to help, or donate money, please contact Jack Terrell at

The Greene County Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that inspires individuals to improve Greene County now and for generations to come through their contributions that provide lasting financial support for charitable needs. For more information go to or call 812-659-3142.    article from Newsbarb   May 15, 2014 20140513_181500