by Joyce Mills
Our response to the poor, hungry, hurting and destitute is clea5. Conscience and compassion only lead to one conclusion…. We must help! Together we can be part of the solution. Here’s how you can join hands with us in the Backpack Ministry.
PRAY ENGAGE DONATE
Educate yourself about the plight of the poor, what life is like for those in poverty. Become an advocate. Share what you learn with friends and family. Talk about the issues and solutions with those of us involved with the Backpack Ministry, those in business and our community.
Even though school will be out in late May this year, we need to continue to PRAY, ENGAGE and DONATE to the Backpack Ministry during the summer. If we do these three things, we will be ready to help again when school starts in August. If you’re in a position of influence in your job or industry, your company might contribute non-perishable food items towards the next school year. We take any amount of money you might like to donate. Our estimate for each child is around $35 per month. We will end this school year serving 24 kids. If you do the math, you can see it is a bit costly.
We are a 501c3 tax-exempt organization. Donations and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Make your check payable to First Baptist Church and designate it for the Backpack Ministry. Also, each month we will continue to ask for a food donation.
For the month of May bring enough cans of Vienna Sausage to fill the long, wide shelf in our panty. Just put it on the back counter in the church kitchen. We appreciate your support to this very worthy mission project.