F.A.I.T.H. Backpack

“Let us not love with words or speech but with action and truth” 1 John 3:18


Did you know that within our church we have a mission called The Faith Backpack Program? Since 2008, over 35 faithful members have supported this mission with their time and talents to ease weekend hunger of children attending Shalimar Elementary and Meigs Middle School.

These children are identified through their schools’ guidance department as high risk for food insecurity. Each Tuesday during the school year our volunteers pack 65 bags containing two meals and deliver them to the schools. Knowing these children have food for the weekend is a huge comfort and is often what carries them over until their school lunches the following week.

The funding for this mission does not come from the church’s annual budget. It is funded by private donations from the incredible members of our church over and above their annual giving. Should you feel led to help - donations are always accepted by contacting the church office or through placing your donation in Sunday’s offering plate.

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F.A.I.T.H Backpack – Feeding and Inspiring the Hungry

 ANNUAL THANKSGIVING CAMPAIGN

    

Did you know that within our church we have a mission called The Faith Backpack Program? Since 2008, over 35 faithful members support this mission with their time and talents to ease weekend hunger of children attending Shalimar Elementary and Meigs Middle School.

These children are identified through their school’s guidance department as a high risk for food insecurity. Each week during the school year, our volunteers pack 79 bags containing two meals and deliver them to the schools. Knowing these children have food for the weekend is a huge comfort and often carries them over until school lunches resume the following week.

The funding for this mission does not come from the churches annual budget. It is funded by private donations from the incredible members of our church over and above their annual giving.

 Beginning November 12th through Thanksgiving weekend, we are launching our annual campaign to support one child for $150.00 per year.


What does $150.00 buy? 2 meals per week, 8 meals per month for 8 months for one child! That’s an average of 79 meals for only $18.76 per month!

The last two years hunger campaign has served as proof of this congregations love and selflessness! What a blessing any donation contributed, in any amount, will be for a child who suffers with daily food insecurities due to no fault of their own.

Blessings to each of you during this Thanksgiving Holiday and all year long – you are loved and appreciated!

Should you feel led to help – SEE OUR GIVING TREE located in the FLC or donations are always accepted by contacting the church office or by placing your donation in the offering plate. Please remember to mark each donation is for the Faith Backpack Program.

Team Leader

Tracey Bethea  | 850-865-4681