Each Friday our Weekender Backpack Ministry provides 326 children with supplemental food for the weekend. Donate creamy peanut butter (16 oz. plastic jars) by Monday, Sept. 27 to go into Weekender bags for fall break.
The first Weekender Backpack Ministry packing was on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Join us for our next packing event at Resurrection on Wednesday, Sep. 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the education hallway facing Perry Park.
Food donations are always needed to keep Resurrection’s Breadbox stocked and ready to support our community partners. Resurrection rotates its monthly distribution of packaged and canned food items to the Interchurch Food Panty, Hunger Inc. and Second Helpings.
Resurrection members Scott and Bobbi Poore organized a Thrivent-hosted a food drive in April to fill Resurrection’s Breadbox. Donations were split between Interchurch Food Pantry and Hunger Inc., with pasta items going to Second Helpings.
The Weekender Backpack Ministry Team held its final packing of the 2020-21 school year in May. Thank you to all who helped in so many ways.
Resurrection’s Mission Endowment Fund has again helped Resurrection live into the Core Value of Being Christ within Our Community by providing a grant to the Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County.
RLC’s Weekender Backpack Ministry continues packing food – and hope – this spring! Along with the usual spring break food bags containing extra food, the Weekender team was also able to prepare and send special Easter bags home with students prior to the beginning of spring break.
Students returned to in-person learning in January, so after getting seven weeks worth of supplemental food to students before they went virtual in November, the Weekender team is now back to packing bags of food for students each week.
Resurrection is hosting our third Pack Away Hunger packing event in Resurrection Hall on Saturday, Jan. 23, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Packing is setup with ample distancing between workstations, and all volunteers must wear a mask, hairnet, and gloves. There are 16 volunteer spots available, and sign-up by Thursday, Jan. 21.
A team of people gathered Wednesday, Nov. 11 to pack 1,900+ bags to distribute over seven weeks to students in three local schools. The team worked hard to get all of the bags to the students before they left school, and are proud kids also received a goodie bag with fun stuff, extra food, and a large jar of peanut butter.