Since September, 2017 Love InDeed, Inc. has funded the Free Community Meal at Poplar Ridge Friends Church. This free, weekly meal offers folks in our community a time to connect and build friendships. Each week, nearly 100 people gather for a good meal and a lot of laughs.
The meal is more than a plate of food. Since the inception of the Community Meal, we have seen people form lifelong friendships. Like many rural communities, residents of Hillsville are prone to seclusion and isolation. Rural areas are not privy to community gathering spaces that prevalent in urban and sub-urban settings.
The Community Meal is a good partner program to Celebrate Recovery, which meets at 6:30pm, also at Poplar Ridge. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program for anyone with a “hurt, habit or hangup.” Folks who attend Celebrate Recovery receive gospel-driven tools for their journey in recovery.