The need for Resurrection’s Weekend Backpack Ministry continues to grow as we anticipate providing easy-to-access/prepare food for 400+ children. Help pack meals with Weekender Backpack Ministry every other Wednesday at 6 p.m. in rooms 5 and 6, continuing Feb. 15.
Thanks to Resurrection member generosity, we provided gifts for 40 children from 19 different families at Douglas MacArthur Kindergarten Academy, provided all Weekender recipients with scholastic books, and we made a big year-end contribution to the cupboards at Hunger, Inc.
Donate to the Weekender Backpack Ministry to provide a $5 scholastic book for each child this Christmas. Donation envelopes are available in the church narthex. Weekender is also continuing to collect 16-28 oz. plastic jars of peanut butter for winter break.
Fall break is fast approaching and the Weekender Backpack Ministry is collecting 16-28 oz. plastic jars of peanut butter to send home with the children for their two-week break in October. Drop off peanut butter in the Breadbox through Sunday, Oct. 2.
The Resurrection Weekender Backpack Ministry needs your donations to support the largest number of children served in this ministry’s history. Please consider supporting this ministry by participating in a variety of donation opportunities.
Resurrection joined efforts with Perry Township Schools and Douglas MacArthur Kindergarten Academy (DMKA) to help students, their families, and other residents at the Capital Place apartment complex after water was shut off to the complex.
Thank you to a great group of volunteers for packing 7,044 Nutri-Plenty® meals during the Pack Away Hunger event at Resurrection on Saturday, Jan. 29. These meals will be included in the sacks of food shared weekly with 322 local elementary students through the Resurrection Weekender Backpack Ministry. Check out photos from the packing event.
RLC member, Scott Poore, and his Thrivent team are hosting an outdoor paper shredding event at RLC Saturday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m – noon to benefit RLC’s Weekender Backpack Ministry. Includes free onsite shredding, refreshments, and a chance to win a Thrivent Action Team gift card. Please bring a donation of 16 oz. jars of peanut butter.
Check out photos from Sunday, Nov. 21 when Resurrection adults and youth packed nearly 700 food sacks for the Weekender Backpack Ministry during Learning Hour!
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.