At GraceWorks, we seek ways to expand our services to help those in our community who are hurting. Two years ago we became aware of the lack of food security for children in some of our local schools. Some children who are on the free/reduced lunch program at school do not have enough food at home on the weekends or holidays away from school.
In an effort to address this critical issue, GraceWorks has adapted a Second Harvest Food Bank program into the Fuel Bag Program. Fuel Bags are small bags filled with nutritious and easily prepared food items. Each Friday teachers discreetly pack the Fuel Bags in the children’s backpacks before they leave for the weekend, helping to supplement their food at home.
The GraceWorks Fuel Bag program is currently our fastest growing ministry. It grew 160% in 2012! The program currently provides food for more than 550 children a week. We are working with 14 local elementary, middle and high schools to meet this expanding need.
Your help is greatly needed to meet this growing challenge. Donations can be dropped off at GraceWorks from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.