Backpack Ministry


BACKPACK MINISTRY
 
Asbury UMC has joined Trinity UMC to provide food for needy children.  These children have been selected by Lake Forest South Elementary, right here in  Harrington, as children who may not have food on the weekends.  This is a weekly ministry.  We will shop for the food every other week and pack the backpacks on Thursday.  We will take the backpacks to the school on Friday to be taken home for the weekend.  The children are responsible for bringing the backpacks back to school on Monday and the process will begin again.  We will be doing this every other week with Trinity.  We need people who have a heart for children to help us with the ministry.  Please call Pastor Jameson at 398-3390 or Ethel Hamsher, chair of the Missions Team at 398-3479 if you are interested in serving in this very important local ministry.  We meet at the hosting church 6:30pm on Thursday night to pack food.  Everyone is welcome to help.
 
HERE ARE SOME IDEAS AS TO WHAT WE COULD USE:
 
Monetary Donations                      Ravioli, Spaghetti O’s etc
Juice Boxes                                     Cracker Sandwiches (Peanut Butter / Cheese)
Single Serve Cereal boxes             Raisins
Cereal Bars, Pudding Cups            Fruit Cups
Nutri Grain Bars                             Lunchables
Cans of Franks & Beans                 Box of liquid milk on regular store shelf.
 
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