Feed The Families (Summer 2017)

Every summer children near Good Sam Go Hungry!

There are a number of families in our area who’s children would normally have their breakfast and lunch at School.  Generally this is about parents who work or struggle to put food on the table.  Our school leaders know who these families are, but school is out.  How does this food gap get covered in the Summer?  Enter St. Mary’s Caring and their program called “Feed The Families.”  They are in the fourth year of this program.  Last year we sent volunteers.  This year the program has been expanded to the 10 most needy families at three of our local Title One Schools.  This is where you can help.

Good Samaritan has committed to collecting cereal, applesauce and seasoning packets.

Will you join us in donating weekly?  (The collection boxes are by the Office and Sanctuary doors) 

We have set a weekly goal of…

  • 50 boxes of cereal
  • 30 servings of applesauce
  • 15 seasoning packets

 When you go to the grocery store, think about our neighbors and help Feed the Families!

Would you commit to making a difference each week this summer?  We really need your help!

  • Sign up to tell us you will Help!  The sheet is located in the entry near the nursery.

  • gather these items and help as much as you can.

  • bring something with you to church or drop it off at the office during the week.

Thank you for your interest in being a part of St. Mary’s Caring Feed the Families initiative. Feed the Families is a vital program that provides weekly groceries to children enrolled in their school’s Free and Reduced Meal Program, and their families who are at risk of not having enough to eat during summer break. Feed the Families runs from the week of June 19 through Aug. 31.

Email Kelly Thurber with questions: kellysbearden@gmail.com