Blessings in a Backpack Q&A February 25
Join us for a brief Q&A on the latest outreach project taking aim at hunger in Jacksonville—Blessings in a Backpack. Did you know that 29% of school children (51,000) in Duval County go without 3 meals a day. During the school week, most of these children depend on the federal free and reduced meal program their school offers. Sometimes, the meals at school are the only ones they get. When the school closes its doors on Friday afternoon, many of these children go home to empty cupboards and empty bellies—some for the entire 65 hours. Blessings in a Backpack aims to fill that gap by packing nutritional food in their backpacks. St. John’s has adopted 70 students at Hendrick Avenue Elementary School and needs volunteers to devote 1 1/2 hours once a month to pack the backpacks at the school. Come to the meeting to find out more. It’s a little time and a little effort for a massive attack on hunger in our neighborhood.
Sunday, February 25
After the 9 and 11 a.m. services in the Mackoul-Klein Library
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