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Lenten food drive helps children

-Melissa Penley, Backpacks of Hope Ministry

   We will have a Lenten food drive again this year for our Backpacks of Hope ministry. This ministry provides food for hungry children to have on weekends. We bbackpack1egan this ministry in Decatur at our church five years ago, and we currently pack 80 bags of food on Wednesday nights that are distributed to 3 different schools weekly: West Decatur, Leon Sheffield, and Ben Davis. We have received many monetary donations for this ministry, and we are so grateful for those donations, because we use that money to buy the food each week.

   Please bring canned soup or canned pasta to our church during Lent to help us continue to provide food for these children each week. 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 gray tubs in the fountain entrance to collect the food from now until Easter Sunday.
   If you would like to make a monetary donation, that helps too. It costs about $15 per month to feed one child for all four weekends. Other needs we always have are: shoppers, food bag packers, people to deliver the food, people to make copies of bible verses to send in the bags, and people to pray for this ministry.

   Thank you for your support of this very needed ministry! Also, thank you to the Cornerstone Sunday school class and other Sunday school classes who help support this ministry each week! Please feel free to contact Melissa Penley with any questions: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 256-345-9511.
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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