What is BackPack Food for Kids?
More than 18 million children qualify for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program. Many children rely on school cafeterias for their most nutritious meal of the day. In some cases, this may be the only meal a child receives. What happens to these children when they are home from school over the weekend?
For more than 15 years, the Feeding America BackPack Program has been helping children get the nutritious and easy-to-prepare food they need over the course of the weekend. Today, bags of food assembled at more than 150 local food banks and other organizations are distributed weekly to nearly 230,000 children every year.
Central Christian Church participates in the BackPack Food for Kids Program, serving 51 children each week. Our program is funded through the Daviess County Community Foundation, business and individual donations. Food for the program is purchased from Tri-State Food Bank in Evansville. The supplies are pre-packaged and delivered to the church. Central Christian is now partnering with Bethany Christian Church to administer the BackPack Food for Kids program! This new partnership will help the BackPack program remain viable in the future. Many thanks to everyone for their continued prayers and support for this important ministry.
Would you like to volunteer for BackPack? Food is distributed every Friday afernoon. Extra help is needed when supplies are delivered from Tri-State Food Bank.
Please contact the church office, 254-2423 if you would like to help with BackPack Food for Kids.