img_1047-1Once a week during the school year, members gather at two local elementary schools to fill backpacks with nonperishable food items for children whose families live with food shortages. The backpacks are sent home with the children on Friday to provide two meals during the weekend.

In April 2017, our Backpack Buddies Ministry which has served Sweetbriar Elementary for many years expanded to include 33 more children at Troutdale Elementary School. The 5th Graders shown in the photo are part of the team that delivers the Back Packs to the children. Our Backpack Buddies Ministry now serves 60 children in all.

Backpack buddies“Backpack Buddies” is a ministry that is financially supported by Faith United Methodist. If you would like to financially support backpack buddies, please make a donation to Faith UMC and make your special note “Backpack Buddies,” so we know where to use it. Thank you so much for your support of this community program!

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