RLC Weekender Backpack Ministry Team Update, Fall 2020

Weekender Backpack Ministry Team Update

On Wednesday, Sep. 16, Resurrection’s Weekender Backpack Ministry Team kicked off the 2020-2021 school year by packing 900 bags in Resurrection Hall with Pack Away Hunger Nutri-Plenty meals and five snacks to bridge the gap over the weekend. Weekender continues to provide 300 bags of food every week to kids in three elementary schools, and we’re excited to continue this ministry this fall with appropriate precautions in place. Thank you to the volunteer groups who have packed throughout the fall semester! The team is very blessed by the congregation’s continued support.

The next congregation-wide packing event is Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. in Resurrection Hall. Our goal is to pack 1,800 bags to get kids through Christmas break! Social distancing and masks are required throughout the packing event.

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If you are not comfortable with packing, there are other ways to continue support of this ministry.  

  • Please pray for our team members and for the children receiving the food bags. We pray for safety, health, and nourishment.   
  • Help the team cover longer holiday breaks by purchasing items from the team’s Amazon wishlist and shipping to RLC by choosing the Gift Registry Address option in the “other addresses” section during check-out. Or feel free to purchase similar items in store and drop off at RLC during office hours. View wishlist
  • If you are able to help make special deliveries to the schools a few times a year, contact Jennifer Prickel or the parish office. We will then contact you when help is needed. Many hands make light work!

To receive more frequent updates from the team, please contact Jennifer Prickel. 

Contact: Jennifer Prickel or the parish office at parishadmin@rlcindy.org or (317) 881-7854.