New weekend food program for children
We're now collecting food items for our first deliveries during the Christmas holidays.
Our newest Community Outreach project will focus on a problem that is right next door. Children in nearby Como are receiving meals at school, but are going hungry on weekends at home. About 150 children spend their after-school hours at Como Recreation Center on Horne St., where they receive a meal and snack. But when they go home on the weekend, many do not get enough to eat. We’re going to help with that problem by providing each child with a packet of non-perishable food items to take home each Friday.
With the help of the staff at Como Recreation Center and Tarrant Area Food Bank, we have compiled a list of items to collect, year-round. The church has budgeted some funds to purchase some of the food, but in order to feed all 150 kids at the Center, we will need your help.
These are the items we are collecting, in shelf-stable, single-serving sizes.
Individual cereals | Oatmeal bars | Dried fruit (raisins or craisins) | Applesauce | Fruit drink pounches | Apple/Orange/Tangerine juice | 8 oz. 1% white or chocolate milk | Beef Ravioli (single serve can) | Chili with beans (single serve can) | Beans and rice (single serve can) | Macaroni in tomato and meat sauce (single serve can) | Beans and franks (single serve can) | Peanut butter and Jelly pouches
Our next Food Packing will be Sunday, January 17 at 4:00 p.m. we are asking for volunteers to come to DeWolfe Hall and help sort and package our food deliveries and to help make sandwiches for our Sandwich Ministry, which feeds hungry clients of the Presbyterian Night Shelter.