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?
After talking with numerous individuals involved with the program including packers, drivers and finance we have decided to take on five more children next year, if there is the need at either Potomac Heights Elementary or Ruth Ann Monroe Primary School. We can’t run our drivers too thin by taking on a third school. Unfortunately we believe that there is need at both of these schools.
Being in the position to help more children is only possible because of your continued support through generous donations of food, monetary gifts and your time.
Once we receive any information concerning next year’s program and the number of children we will be sponsoring we will be forwarding that to you.
Thank You again for making this a very successful mission project.
The one who is gracious to the poor lends to the Lord,
and the Lord will repay him for his good deed.
Wilson Wright Circle 1
United Methodist Women
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