The Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club recently presented a $1,000 check to Feed the Children Heart and Soul, a ministry of Chris Miller-Marcin at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lewes.
Miller-Marcin, a candidate for diaconate at St. Peter’s, started Feed the Children in 2012 with a goal of building a sustainable food program focused on children. She and her group of about 80 volunteers serve more than 1,000 people in need, mostly children. “While Lewes and Rehoboth are often considered affluent communities, if you look between the cracks, there are poor people,” she said.
She and her band of dedicated volunteers feed 35 children daily at Primeros Pasos preschool in Georgetown and restock the food pantry in the church basement. Several times a day, they also refill the Little Cupboard that stands in front of St. Peter’s on Second Street. The cupboard, stocked with a variety of food items, toiletries, scarves, gloves, socks, and Bibles, too, is welcome assistance to needy Sussex County residents.
Rotary's mission is to make the greater Lewes community a better place to live, work, go to school and raise a family through both service and fundraising projects. The club meets at 5:45 p.m. every Monday for dinner at the Children’s Beach House in Lewes. Community-spirited individuals are invited to attend.