by Lisa Tome
If anyone asks John Sapp how he spent his summer, he can tell them he fed people.
Sapp, 64, of Elkton, a retired truck driver, has dedicated his Wednesday afternoons this summer to grocery shopping and packing food for as many as 100 children per week.
Sapp signed on as a volunteer with Project Crossroad's Camp Activate.
"Anytime you're talking about kids, that's important.
Anything you can do to help kids, you should help them," said Sapp.
Sapp and his daughter, Beth Creek, executive director of Project Crossroad, shopped at a pair of grocery stores on Wednesday mornings. In the afternoons, Sapp and other volunteers would pack the items into bags which were given to Camp Activate's campers.
The meals were designed to provide quick and easy meals for children for the three days a week that camp was not in session.
For Sapp, last week's menu meant buying 100 cans of ravioli, boxed tuna and/or chicken with crackers, applesauce, beef stick, raisins, popcorn, soup in a cup, fruit snacks, apples, and Sunchips.
The food was funded through grants provided through the Governor's Office of Children's Local Management Board and the United Way.