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 Monroe Primary School to provide food. Food and monetary donations are always welcome. Click HERE to see the list of needed foods. The old Pastor’s Study has been converted to the Micah’s Backpack food pantry. Stop by Sunday and check it out! 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’s the end of another school year and now it’s time for a little break from all the shopping, inventorying, packing and delivering of Micah’s Backpacks.
- Thank you all for your unbelievable support for this program.
- Thank you Miss Shelia and kids for helping to keep the fruit bagged.
- Thank you to the new packers and drivers for volunteering to help out.
- Thank you to the packers and drivers who have been helping out since the start of the program and who continue to support it with your time.
- Thank you to everyone who made either monetary or food donations that kept the shelves stocked.
When we took on the responsibility of coordinating Micah’s Backpack we didn’t realize exactly how big this program is. It is a true blessing that so many of us support this project. It would not be possible without each and every one of us.
We are looking forward to another very successful year for 2018 – 2019.
“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.”
Blessings to you all,
Wilson Wright Circle 1
United Methodist Women
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