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July 27, 2019
Saturday July 27 and Sunday July 28 during Weekend Worship Services

It is hard to learn when you are hungry. We need your help stocking the food pantries of the Seminole County schools we serve. Pick up a Red bag (or use any cloth bag) in the foyer on July 27 & 28 and return the bag on August 3 & 4. You can leave the bag behind your car or place it in the blue bin in the foyer.

We need specific items in order to pack the proper bag of food to last the weekend for each child. Items should be 16 oz or smaller, no glass, and be sure the food is not expired.

Items Requested

We need specific items in order to pack the proper bag of food to last the weekend for each child. Items should be 16 oz or smaller, no glass, and be sure the food is not expired.

The items we request for the schools are:

- Fruit (cups or canned)
- Vegetables (canned)
- Protein Items (canned meat, stew, tuna)
- Ravioli /spaghetti (canned-no boxed pasta)
- Soup
- Breakfast Items (bars, cereal, oatmeal)
- Snack/Treat items (individually wrapped)
- Peanut butter and jelly (plastic jars only)

*Most-needed items The Impact of Your Food Donations

Your donations to the Red Bag Project could literally mean a student eats over the weekend. Many Seminole County students are in need, and we’d like you to know how much your donation can help. We sat down with Jane Mullen, family involvement coordinator at Winter Springs Elementary, to talk about the impact of your food donations. What is the need for a food pantry at your school?

Last year 78 percent of our students were eligible for free and reduced lunch. This is actually up 1 percent from the previous year. This provides food during the school week but not on the weekends. The pantry allows the opportunity for food to be brought home on the weekends for students who need it the most. Northland has been working with your school since 2015. Tell me what impact you’ve seen.

Last year I heard about a student whose guardian (grandmother) was hospitalized. I was able to pull that student out of class to let the student know we could help. “If you stop by my office every day, I will have a backpack of food for you.” For a week, we provided food for this child while the grandmother was hospitalized, and then the student became part of our backpack program. Because of donations from our supporters this was possible. What other ways are you reducing the food needs?

Last year we started a garden at the school, which the kids help tend, and now we are able to send home some limited fresh produce from time to time. We hope to increase that this year.

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It is hard to learn when you are hungry. We need your help stocking the food pantries of the Seminole County schools we serve. Pick up a Red bag (or use any cloth bag) in the foyer on July 27 & 28 and return the bag on August 3 & 4. You can leave the bag behind your car or place it in the blue bin in the foyer.

We need specific items in order to pack the proper bag of food to last the weekend for each child. Items should be 16 oz or smaller, no glass, and be sure the food is not expired.

Items Requested

We need specific items in order to pack the proper bag of food to last the weekend for each child. Items should be 16 oz or smaller, no glass, and be sure the food is not expired.

The items we request for the schools are:

- Fruit (cups or canned)
- Vegetables (canned)
- Protein Items (canned meat, stew, tuna)
- Ravioli /spaghetti (canned-no boxed pasta)
- Soup
- Breakfast Items (bars, cereal, oatmeal)
- Snack/Treat items (individually wrapped)
- Peanut butter and jelly (plastic jars only)

*Most-needed items The Impact of Your Food Donations

Your donations to the Red Bag Project could literally mean a student eats over the weekend. Many Seminole County students are in need, and we’d like you to know how much your donation can help. We sat down with Jane Mullen, family involvement coordinator at Winter Springs Elementary, to talk about the impact of your food donations. What is the need for a food pantry at your school?

Last year 78 percent of our students were eligible for free and reduced lunch. This is actually up 1 percent from the previous year. This provides food during the school week but not on the weekends. The pantry allows the opportunity for food to be brought home on the weekends for students who need it the most. Northland has been working with your school since 2015. Tell me what impact you’ve seen.

Last year I heard about a student whose guardian (grandmother) was hospitalized. I was able to pull that student out of class to let the student know we could help. “If you stop by my office every day, I will have a backpack of food for you.” For a week, we provided food for this child while the grandmother was hospitalized, and then the student became part of our backpack program. Because of donations from our supporters this was possible. What other ways are you reducing the food needs?

Last year we started a garden at the school, which the kids help tend, and now we are able to send home some limited fresh produce from time to time. We hope to increase that this year.

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Judy Head
judy.head@northlandchurch.net
407-388-5798

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