Verda Hennis

From the June 3 edition of the Kernersville News:    Walkertown Civic Club presents annual Levi Amos Civic Leadership Award for 2017 to Verda Hennis. 

Verda has helped coordinate the food pantry @ Morris Chapel United Methodist Church in Walkertown since its inception in 2013.  Over the years, the pantry has grown from what was described as just a shelf in a closet to a ministry that distributes tens of thousands of pounds to needy families every year.

Today, the pantry is maintained and managed by a group of 40 volunteers, with Verda primarily coordinating the partnership wth Second Harvest Food Bank. 
The pantry receives food donations from church members, the community, and Food Lion in Walkertown.  The pantry also pays a handling fee to Second Harvest for the food items it receives from the organization.

The Morris Chapel food pantry averages about 116 families each month.  Morris Chapel obtained more than 80,000 pounds of food last year.

*The Levi Amos Civic Leadership Award was named in honor of Raleigh Levi Amos, who passed away in 2004.  He was a longtime member of the Walkertown Civic Club and was doing work for the club up until the day before he died.  The award recognizes someone who has done outstanding work through service to the community.