A dream is quickly becoming a reality for Roger and Anne Griggs of Bennettsville. The less fortunate citizens of the community will be the beneficiaries.
This will be in the form of the Community Kitchen of Bennettsville, which will open sometime in the first three months of 2019.
"For a long time, we have had a heart for those in our midst that struggle for food, clothing and housing," relates Roger Griggs.
After looking around at what others in towns and communities similar to Bennettsville do to help the needy, the Griggs decided that creating a place where people could go for a free hot meal would best assist the town's underprivileged.
"We prayed on it for a long time but I think the Lord needed us to reach the point of full commitment before putting things into motion," said Griggs.
In 2016, the Griggs formed a board of directors for their charitable organization, got a post office box and set up the financial framework necessary to apply for 501c3 tax-exempt, non-profit status. That was granted during the year, so the groundwork was in place.