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MISSION: Food 4 Kids

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For some school-age children who receive reduced/free lunches at school, the weekends can be a time of hungry bellies and food insecurity.  To help students get through the weekends with the food they need, Manchester UMC has partnered with the Parkway and St. Louis School Districts to provide students with backpacks filled with non-perishable food items every Friday. 

How You Can Help

Donate Food

There is year-round need for small, non-perishable food items. Download and print our helpful information sheet (PDF) for examples and also use it as a resource at the grocery store. You can also share it with family, friends and co-workers and invite their support! We encourage you to pick up some of these items each time you buy groceries for your family. 

Food 4 Kids

Food donations can be dropped off at two locations:

  • Food 4 Kids donation bins located in the church Narthex (outside of Fellowship Hall)
  • Food 4 Kids donation bin located in the chapel Narthex
  • Donation Center located outside of the church administrative offices

Volunteer

In addition to donating food items, you can make a big difference by volunteering a little bit of your time.  

Fill Packpacks - Volunteers fill backpacks each Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in room 138 at Manchester United Methodist Church. Volunteers of all ages and abilities as well as parents with young children are welcome. Sign-up to help fill backpacks

Deliver Food - Volunteers deliver the backpacks to the schools on Thursdays. Sign-up to help deliver backpacks

For questions or assistance, please contact missions@manchesterumc.org.