Did you know that the Franklin Pierce School District has the highest rate of free and reduced lunch in Pierce County? For many children in our immediate area, school lunches are the only nutritious meals they get, and they are hungry over the weekend.
Backpacks 4 Kids (B4K) is a weekend feeding program that reaches these hungry kids. Food is packed each week by volunteers, placed into individual bags, and sent home with students on Friday. B4K also supports pantries in each of the secondary schools in our area, offering food and hygiene items. During the school year, we serve over 350 kids in Franklin Pierce each week.
B4K is only sustainable with your help!
B4K is fully dependent upon volunteers, gifts, and donations. New members are always welcome to the B4K team. Helping out is easy, and it makes a world of difference to developing children.
Here are some ways you can help:
Wednesday night packing in the B4K program is a BLAST, but it takes a village. It takes 8-10 volunteers each week to pack the food bags. Packing shifts are very popular with community groups, so sign ups for all packing shifts are online. We also offer individual shifts during the daytime. Contact Kristi for the link to view the online, sign up sheets.
2. Give Cash for food purchase.
3. Donate food in the church lobby.
Wish List: Food items that are child friendly, easy to use and open with no preparation... **items of greatest need.
4. Host a food drive with your team, club, workplace or neighborhood
(contact Kristi for more information)
Thanks for your support!
...do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:15-16
Our Savior Lutheran Church is thankful for financial support from the following: