Backpack Manna Update

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
— Matthew 25:35-36

Jesus is calling us to action, and Backpack Manna is one of many ways in which our congregants and church neighbors are answering that call. The Backpack Manna ministry provides food to supplement the weekend diets of students in need at Oakland Elementary. During the 2017-2018 school year, we collected over 17,000 food items, filled 1,428 gallon bags and fed an average of 42 students each week.  

Thank you to all who made this work possible!

Backpack Manna

As summer approaches, we are already preparing to serve more students next fall. You can help with that effort by shopping for our "most-needed" items...

Horizon 2% Milk Boxes
Pop Tarts
Nutri-Grain Bars
Fruit & Applesauce Cups
Juice Boxes
Chef-Boy-R-Dee Pasta Cups
Peanut Butter Cups*
Small Cereal Boxes (Individual Servings)*

We will host a neighborhood food blast in the fall. Please stay tuned for details! Until then, food items can be dropped off at the church during office hours or before/after Sunday morning worship.

*For student safety and convenience, we only accept items that are packaged for individual consumption. We cannot accept large boxes of cereal or jars of peanut butter at this time.