How can a child focus on solving a math problem or memorizing a new word when she or he is trying to ignore the persistent pangs of hunger?
Across the country, teachers and school nurses have found that in some instances, Monday morning comes and they are forced to compete against hunger for the attention of their students. More than 18 million children qualify for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program, the fuel that they need to get them through the week. What happens to these children when they go home over the weekend?
We partner with Food-4-kids,Inc. to Help get the food into the hands of the children that need it the most on the weekends. This is a 501(c)3 charity that has Volunteers from local Churches that fill backpacks with wheels on Thursday and they are given to the children on Friday before they leave school for the weekend. Every backpack is lovingly filled with enough food for the student and his/her school age sibling to have 3 meals on Saturday and the same on Sunday.
Please help us pray for this Ministry that helps over 255 Children that would otherwise not have a meal during the weekend. If you would like to donate your time, talents or treasures to this Ministry please either notify us here at Church or their address is PO Box 262 Dunnellon, Fl. 34430-262