We are so excited to be starting a new food intiative for some students in the Baldwin-Whitehall school district. This is a pilot program at McAnnulty Elementary and if all goes well, may be expanded to the other elementary schools in Baldwin-Whitehall in the next school year. The program is called Food 4 Kids. It was created when a member of this congregation brought her concern for local childhood hunger and nutrition to the MMO team. We will be packing bags every week that will be delivered to the school every
Friday. The bags will go to students on the free and reduced price
lunch programs (a program that a student has to qualify for financially).
The bag will contain enough food for the student to eat meals over the weekend (when they cannot count on school breakfasts and lunches
to meet their nutritional needs). We need volunteers to help pack bags
at this point, but may need volunteers in the future to help purchase
the food and deliver it to the school. We will be packing the bags here at church at 10:00 am Friday mornings. We are hoping to involve other area churches in the effort as well as groups like SHIM. Specific food donations will be sought as well as monetary donations. Grant money is also being sought.
We thank God for bringing this opportunity to us and pray his guidance as we seek to do His work.We are asking for your help in whatever way you can give it in this endeavor. From volunteers to pack food bags, to material and monetary donations, to your prayers, we are asking Whitehall Church to step forward in faith and help those in need around us.