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?
We are gearing up for the new school year and Micah’s Backpack delivery. Thanks to everyone for the food donations. Our pantry shelves are looking much better, but please keep those donations coming in. We go through a lot of food every week!
The first drop off of backpacks will be either September 28th or October 5th, depending on when the schools are ready. We have some very faithful backpack deliverers, but we could still use a few more volunteers to help in that area. All you need to do is pick up the bags from the church and leave them in the designated area at the school on Thursday morning. If you are able to help with packing or delivery please see the signup sheet on the Micah’s Backpack Pantry door.
There are still several county schools that are in need of backpack sponsors. That means hungry children will not have food to take home. If you have friends who attend another church that does not participate in Micah’s Backpack, please encourage them to do so. They can call Donna at the church office for information on who to contact to get started.
Plan to join us for a “Blessing of the Backpacks” on September 10th during the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
Again, thank you for all you do to make this program a success!
Wilson Wright Circle 1
United Methodist Women
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