Chilhowie Community

"With over 60% of Smyth County students on free and reduced lunches, the need appears obvious. Countless stories of children in need are told to us each year. Children digging in trash containers at school, asking teachers if they would buy their bicycles so they would have food money, older children kicked out of a parents home for whatever reason and trying to survive on their own, just to name a few! How can in be, in our affluent society, that children are going to bed hungry? I will say, our problems cannot compare to third world developing hunger, but we cannot ignore a child in our community who has a need."

- Dawn Kegley