Central United Methodist Church of Decatur AL
Backpacks of Hope

Backpacks of Hope

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Help hungry kids with our Lenten food drive

-Melissa Penley, Backpacks of Hope Ministry
    The Backpacks of Hope ministry provides food for hungry children to have on weekends. We began this ministry in Decatur at our church four years ago, and we currently pack 80 bags of food weekly on Wednesday nights that are distributed to 4 different schools weekly: backpack1West Decatur, Leon Sheffield, Ben Davis, and Walter Jackson. We have received many monetary donations for this ministry, and we are so grateful, because we use that money to buy the food each week. Food donations are also very helpful.
    Please bring canned soup or pasta to our church during Lent so we can continue to provide food for these children each week. Pop top and 14.5 ounce cans are best for kids. We have a large church, so if each family will bring food, we will have plenty each week to be distributed. There will be large tubs in the fountain entrance to collect the food. It costs about $15 per month to feed one child for a weekend.
    Other needs we always have are: shoppers, food bag packers, people to deliver the food, and people to pray for this ministry. Thank you for your support of this very needed ministry! Also, thank you to all of the people who help support this ministry each week by packing food bags and delivering the food! Contact Melissa Penley with any questions, at 256-345-9511 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
In each bag, there is food for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, and 4 snacks. The food items needed to fulfill these needs are (single servings please):
Oatmeal packs (mixed flavors)
Cereal or granola bars
mini cereal boxes
16 oz cans soup
16 oz cans pasta
Pudding (room temperature)
Applesauce/Fruit cups
Raisins (small boxes)
cheese/cracker packs

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