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Meal, snack donations benefit City Youth Ministries

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

One Region 8 non-profit organization recently got some extra help from area businesses and restaurants.

A number of restaurants recently donated meals and snacks to City Youth Ministries in Jonesboro.

Earlier this week, every chicken pasta bowl sold at Jonesboro Total Healthcare equaled a peanut butter and jelly sandwich donated to the organization.

Executive Director Denise Snider said generosity from the community keeps them going.

"It's all about being frugal and it’s all about being a really good steward of what the community gives us," Snider said. "That's been a very humbling piece for me, coming in as the new director is really taking those donations and being the best steward of it that we can possibly be and to honor their effort of getting it to us."

Snider said businesses often donate leftovers to CYM.

"We are just humbled that anybody would go deeper in their train of thought and think rather than to just throw it away, to think that someone else can benefit," Snider said. "I just always am in awe of people that go that extra step."

Snider said it's not just businesses that help out. A family recently stopped by City Youth Ministries and dropped off numerous boxes of cookies simply as a kind gesture.

If you're interested in helping out City Youth Ministries during their busy summer months, give them a call at (870) 932-9398.

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