by Helen Green
The past month has been a hectic one for our backpack group. In anticipation of the teachers’ walkout, we packed our food on Tuesday, Feb.20th and delivered the backpacks to school the same day. We wanted to be sure food would be available for the children on the eve of the walkout.
Our next problem was how would the children get their food the following week? We were contacted by the principal of Beckley Elementary and asked if we could open the Welcome Center of the church for the families of these children to pick up the food if possible. Of course, we agreed. On Friday, March 1st members of our Backpack team set up tables and chairs to be used from 11AM till 1PM. Soon teachers from Beckley Elementary arrived bringing even more food for the children. At 1PM the teachers determined which children had not gotten food. They then delivered food to every child who was not able to come to the pickup location. Our teachers went BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY!
Many thanks to each and every one of you who have brought food or made monetary contributions to our Backpack Ministry! May God bless you! These children look forward to getting their food every Friday. We understand that some of the children come to the office and ask if it is Friday yet.
For the month of April, we will be collecting individual servings of applesauce. Please continue to pray for our ministry and each child being fed.