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FOOD 4 KIDS UPDATE!

Food 4 Kids will start distributing food on November 12 to the elementary schools.  We will be serving 987 students this year.  The first set-up day is Tuesday, November 9 at 7:00 PM.  The first packing date is Wednesday, November 10 at 9:30 AM.  Volunteers are very much needed.  If you know of anyone who would like to join us, please invite them to come.

We are so excited to continue our food initiative for students in the Baldwin-Whitehall school district. 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

each week at church. 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.

We also wanted everyone (especially our WONDERFUL volunteers and financial donors) to know that the Baldwin Whitehall Education Foundation recently recognized Food for Kids with an Award for going Above and Beyond. Chris Skowronski, Nancy Gelzheiser and Cheri Densmore were honored to accept the award on behalf of the program. Instead of the planned gala, the program will be a virtual celebration in early June. We appreciate the foundation’s recognition and support and hope it will help others to find and support our program!

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