"A ministry proving weekend meals for children in our local community."
Hunger is a very real issue for many families in East County. At East Gresham Elementary School, free breakfast is offered to all students and over 80% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. These students rely on the food they receive at school and are at risk of not having enough food over the weekends.
Because of this need in our local community, Grace Community Church created Backpack Blessings to meet weekend food needs of children in our community by distributing kid-friendly, easy to prepare foods to children at East Gresham Elementary School. Backpack Blessings provides 20 students each week with enough food for weekend meals. This is one way we can demonstrate the love and care of God to families in our community.
To support Backpack Blessings you can:
- Donate food from the approved food list
- Donate money for the purchase of food and backpacks
- Join the food packing /delivery or shopping team