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?
Here it is October already! The first food pick up from the Maryland Food Bank has been made, and the first backpacks of the year have been packed and delivered. Once again we will be sponsoring 21 students for the 2019 – 2020 school year. We will deliver 5 backpacks a week to Ruth Ann Monroe Primary School which we co-sponsor with Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Hagerstown Ward, and Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene. We also co-sponsor with Paramount Brethren in Christ Church at Potomac Heights Elementary School , where we supply backpacks for 16 students.
Please watch the weekly bulletins and the Partner for any special food needs. If you are interested in helping out please contact the church office.
We are looking forward to another great school year sponsoring Micah’s Backpack. This is only possible because of the support from every member of John Wesley’s congregation.
Blessings to you all,
Wilson Wright Circle 1
United Methodist Women
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