What is Micah’s Backpack? Micah’s Backpack addresses children’s hunger issues by partnering with local schools to provide direct assistance to students and families who qualify for a free or reduced lunch program. Every Friday during the school year, the identified students receive a backpack filled with food for the weekend. The backpacks include two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners. Volunteers pack the backpacks and the partner schools distribute the backpacks to the students.
This year, John Wesley United Methodist Church is teaming with Potomac Heights Elementary School and Ruth Ann Monroe Primary School to provide backpacks. Food and monetary donations are always welcome. Click HERE to see the list of needed foods. If you would like to help pack or deliver backpacks please contact the church office. Won’t you please help feed a hungry child?
Note: Over 10,000 children in Washington County public schools receive free or reduced lunches and for many this is their only hot meal of the day.
What’s the Latest News on Micah’s Backpack?
It is hard to believe that this school year is coming to an end. There are only a few weeks left!
After a bumpy start this has been a very successful year for Micah’s. We were up to sponsoring 21 children by November and the move to a larger room has made food storage and packing so much easier.
We are already looking forward to the 2019 -2020 school year. Our Intentions Agreement will be submitted in early May and we are planning to continue sponsoring 21 children.
Please watch the bulletin and emails for any special food requests as we close out this year and our shelves empty out! And watch future Partners as we start gearing up for next year. It will be here before we know it!
As always, we THANK YOU for your continued support of Micah’s Backpack.
Blessings to you all,
Wilson Wright Circle 1
United Methodist Women
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