Guilford Elementary School

We have been active at various schools over the years, but none more so than in our ongoing relationship with Guilford Elementary through the Backpack Feeding Club, which began in 2011. Through congregational support, our backpack program provides food over the weekend for under-resourced families. Children from these families also receive support at Christmas, and are invited to participate in various church activities, such as Bible studies and Vacation Bible School. Church members have opportunities to support this ministry through donation of food items, packing the back packs weekly, delivering them to the school, through financial support, or by providing transportation to church events.

Jefferson Elementary

We have a growing outreach at Jefferson Elementary. In recent months we brought a Rise Against Hunger meal packing event to the school, painted classrooms and constructed benches for their playgrounds & outdoor areas. We are currently working with the principal and staff to bring a new volunteer program to the school that will provide academic support and deepening relationships with students & staff.

Clothing Vouchers

Rather than maintain our own clothing closet, we have opted to partner with Goodwill Industries. We accept donations of gently used items throughout the year in our Goodwill room, and at least twice a year host a Goodwill truck on our church campus. We get vouchers for each bin we fill that allows families to shop at Goodwill stores for clothing & other items they may need. These vouchers are shared with school social workers for distribution to the families who can best benefit.