Mission Servants Activity of the Month
Fill a Backpack Full of Nutritious Food for “Feeding America”!
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 13.1 million children under 18 years old in the United States live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life.
The Feeding America BackPack Program has been helping children, who often only receive one daily nutritious meal (their school lunch). This backpack program gives them nutritious and easy-to-prepare foods they need on the weekends. Backpacks of food are assembled at more than 160 local food banks and then they are distributed to more than 450,000 children at their schools on Friday to be taken home over the weekend. You can learn more about this program and find a local backpack program near you at feedingamerica.org or you can contact your local school or food pantry and ask if there is a local backpack program in your community.
The Gospel Outreach Committee would love to hear about, and share, your mission service activities! Please contact the Vice President of Gospel Outreach here. Thank you!