A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

School is in full swing all around the country. Kids are excited about their classes. Parents welcome the return to a routine. But some kids go home hungry every afternoon. Their only “real” meal is the one served to them during school hours. 

Encourage your Mailbox Members — and your local group members as well — to collect food supplies that can be distributed through local backpack food programs.

Access more information about “Fill a Backpack Full of Nutritious Food for ‘Feeding America’” and distribute it to your Mailbox Member participants. 

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the resource to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:

(NOTE: If “Feeding America” is not the program used in your area, please personalize this note with the accurate information specific to your setting.) 

Hello from LWML! 

It’s September and school children around the country have returned to their classrooms, ready and excited to learn new subjects and experience new challenges. But many of those kids will go home hungry every weekend because their only “real” meal is the one served to them during school hours. This month our local group, along with our Mailbox Members and our whole congregation, will help provide food for these kids. Through “Feeding America” the food items we gather this month will be distributed in our local schools so children will not go hungry on the weekend when they are away from their regular school-provided meals.

The attached flyer, “Fill a Backpack Full of Nutritious Food for ‘Feeding America”, gives more information about this program. You can be involved in this collection by providing nutritious, kid-friendly foods, supporting the collection with a monetary donation, or praying for the children who will be receiving this food.

Your prayers for the children’s health, well-being, and safety are important. We know our loving heavenly Father encourages us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:7). Join us in praying for this outreach into our community this month.

As always, contact me with any questions. Together we will lift up the children of our church and community in prayer. 

Your Sister in Christ,



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