We have before us yet another great opportunity to live out our value of “serving the city” and be the visible, practical expression of the love of God in Christ to our community. Our calling as the church is to be God’s people in God’s world, and when we are living this out, we are to “be a blessing” to those around us (Gen. 12:3).
With this in mind, we are going to be contributing to the Feed the Kids Backpack Program of the Common Ground Network in Mansfield by taking responsibility for three students in financial and nutritional need, receiving kid-friendly meals for the entire school year. You can read details from the Program director below.
The church is funding the cost throughout Mercy and Outreach funds, and we are actively looking for someone or a team of people who can:
- help be part of the bagging of food (Wednesdays at 4:30);
- deliver the bags to the school counselor at Worley Middle School on Thursday (or before Noon on Friday);
- and seeking to ask about ways we can pray for them and the school as a whole.
If you would like to serve in this way – regularly or at least in part – connect with Chris Gensheer directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for being a church that seeks to demonstrate the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ by loving and serving others. It’s my joy to in it with you as your Pastor,
From the Feed the Kids Program Director and Public Informaiton:
FEED THE KIDS
Common Ground Network’s Feed the Kids program is expanding to include a year-round approach to help meet the food needs of our community’s most vulnerable children with a program called Weekend Backpacks. The Weekend Backpack program will provide weekend food to MISD students who are in need. Currently, 255 students are being served, but many more are in need. We are asking our local churches and organizations to partner directly with our schools, building supportive relationships and providing food for the weekend. Common Ground will buy the food and package it while the local churches/organization provide the funding, deliver the food to the schools and develop the relationships with the designated school the church or organization has been assigned.
The food provided for the weekend will be “kid friendly” (no stoves or ovens needed) and will be as nutritious as possible. The food bags will contain 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 snacks.
The Feed the Kids program through the summer served over 800 MISD students each week.