October 5, 2018

BackPack Program

Event Start Date: October 5, 2018
Event End Date: October 6, 2018

Hands on Mission Opportunity
The mission committee of First Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a mission outreach activity for Friday, October 5, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 pm in the afternoon. We would like a minimum of 12 interested individuals to help pack supplies for the FoodBank for the Heartland BackPack program at the Foodbank Omaha location at 10525 J St, Omaha. The minimum age for participants is 16. One in five kids in Nebraska and western Iowa under the age of 18 is at-risk for hunger. Staff members at local elementary schools identify chronically hungry students then Food Bank for the Heartland supplies packs filled with nutritious food for those children to take home on Friday afternoons. Each pack provides two breakfast meals and two lunch or dinner meals. The BackPack Program distributes 8300 packs to children in need each week in 228 schools across Nebraska and western Iowa. Please consider participating with us on October 5th to help feed the hungry. Sign-up sheet is available in the narthex.