Friday Food Packs

OUR MINISTRY:

As a neighborhood outreach ministry of Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church, we provide supplemental food during the school year to local students in need. Food packs are distributed at local schools weekly to help ensure that children get adequate food on weekends. Each pack contains packaged food for six meals and two snacks for one child.

 

UNDERSTAND:

Hunger doesn’t take the weekend off.  During the school year, more than 200 children in our community don’t have enough to eat on the weekends. These children eat school-provided lunches as their main source of nutrition during the week. As a result, they are often hungry over the weekends. Hunger contributes to stress, headaches, fatigue, malnutrition and inability to concentrate. Children who are nourished can return to school on Mondays ready to learn and perform in class.

 

 RESPOND:

 TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS:

By Check to LFPPC
(note-Friday Food Packs on memo line)


Give Online through Pushpay: Click Here
    select giving type: Friday Food Packs

A food pack costs about $6, or roughly $250 per child annually.
Please consider sponsoring a child for $25 a month (September - June).
100% of your donation is spent on the Friday Food Packs Ministry.

DONATE FOOD:  
Our ongoing food needs include: 
-6-7 oz. canned tuna in water
-8 oz. boxes shelf-stable chocolate or regular milk 
-Quaker or Kirkland chewy granola bars 
-Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey granola bars
-applesauce cups 
-instant oatmeal packets 
-individual hot chocolate packets  

Donations may be brought to the church office. Please mark them as "Friday Food Packs".

 

 ACT:

 

VOLUNTEER:

- Help assemble food packs at the church once a month

- Help deliver weekly food packs to the schools

- Help set up for monthly packings in our church garage at the end of each month.

 

 

   2013: 10 kids received weekly food packs

  2014: 50 kids received weekly food packs

  2015 & 2016: 85 kids received weekly food packs

2017: 76 kids received weekly food packs

We now serve three schools: Lake Forest Park Elementary, Brookside Elementary & Shorecrest High School. In addition, we supply supplemental snacks for Kellogg counselors to distribute to middle school students.    

We continue to expand this ministry to reach each child in need at school. We need your help to continue to serve children who benefit from Friday Food Packs. 

 

CONTACT US:

Lake Forest Park Church
17440 Brookside Blvd NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155