Some years ago the Macedonia United Methodist Men formed the Nutritional Backpack Program, providing food for the Southmont Elementary School students who were identified as malnourished upon arrival at school on Monday mornings. The school staff reports remarkable results in attention and grades as a result of this program, as well as the excitement of those children who receive the backpacks on Friday afternoon. We are all grateful for past support through packing bags, monetary gifts, food donations, and prayers from our Macedonia Family, as well as others in the community. The foods requested need to be “child friendly”, i.e. Single-serve, easy & quick to prepare, with pop-tops if canned. We especially need peanut butter, soup with meat, beef-a-roni & (other foods high in protein), fruit, & cereals. Donations of food items, should be placed in conference room.
We will pack 25 bags a week again this year.