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Smith Moore Leatherwood Introduces "Meals On Heels" Program

Smith Moore Leatherwood Introduces "Meals On Heels" Program

Women attorneys' affinity group launches community outreach program to feed the hungry in the Triad community


December 9, 2013

Greensboro, N.C. — Smith Moore Leatherwood's women attorneys' affinity group is proud to announce the launch of "Meals on Heels" – a community outreach program helping to feed the hungry in the Triad community.

On Sept. 17, Triad businesswomen held the first "Meals on Heels" outreach event. Volunteers helped assemble food packs for local, hungry schoolchildren, to be distributed by BackPack Beginnings.

BackPack Beginnings (BPB) assembles food packs for Guilford County School children, providing a backpack with their first weekend supply of food. Thereafter, the food is provided to the kids in plastic grocery bags. BPB uses donated food and money to make packets of food for the rest of school year, which are given to social workers every Thursday for distribution to children on Friday. This happens every week during the school year.

In November, Meals on Heels held a nonperishable food and gently-used clothing drive at Greensboro's Women's Resource Center. Volunteers helped assemble "Random Acts of Thanksgiving" treat bags for family members, friends, colleagues, or other members of the community. Additionally, volunteers took a tour of the Women's Resource Center and refreshments will be provided.

The Women's Resource Center helps women to navigate life's hurdles, to access community services, and to develop new skill sets. Women can find the help they need, whether dealing with divorce, returning to work, starting a business, dealing with financial difficulties, or coping with family or health problems.

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