The Foundation sponsors a daily evening hot meal for senior citizens and disabled individuals in the community who can’t prepare a meal for themselves or have someone prepare a hot meal on their behalf. If you are interested or know someone that could benefit from the program, please pick up an application form at the Community Center Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.
The Easom Hot Meals Program is supported by individual donations and by The United Way Services of Corinth and Alcorn County.
The Foundation sponsors a number of children’s programs that include but are not limited to the following: a summer feeding program for school aged children, a summer day camp, a back to school bash, and a Christmas play.
Currently in development is a connect program to bridge gaps for school age children that have adversity in their lives. The connect program will bring together parents, tutors, teachers, health organizations, counselors, and all entities involved in helping children succeed. Most key to the program is that it will follow the students until the adverse situation is corrected. The program’s intent has been shared with a committee of the “Commission on the Future of Alcorn County”, and the Commission has expressed interest in working with the Foundation as this program is developed.
A Community Health Resource Program has been developed that will involve the support of Magnolia Regional Health Center. It will consist of a community wide Health Fair that will bring in health care providers and resource agencies throughout Corinth and Alcorn County.
The health fair will provide both health screening and education. The fair will be followed by a weeklong series of educational sessions for individuals that enroll in the health coaching part of the program. The overarching goal of health coaching is to help enrollees manage chronic health conditions. Additional health fairs or workshops will be held as needed.
The EOF facility has the capacity to accommodate a variety of programs and activities in its large meeting rooms, formal banquet room, cafeteria style banquet room, cafeteria, and gymnasium. The facility is a prime venue for conferences and other events that need a large amount of space.
In August 2013, the Foundation, working with two of the ministerial alliance groups in the County met and agreed to co-sponsor a monthly fellowship dinner the first Sunday of each month. These dinners bring together members of several churches in the community to eat and fellowship beyond their church service that day. The meals, prepared by Chef Ben Betts, are served from 12:30 to 3:00 pm.
In 2013, the Foundation started a community garden to grow fresh produce for the Hot Meals Program. The fruits of this labor were also open to the community at large to pick vegetables for their family’s consumption. In 2014, the garden will be expanded to include additional vegetables.