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Making a Difference Through Micah's Backpack

The young man said to Him, “All these commands I have kept; what am I still lacking?”  Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven.  Come, follow Me.”   ~Matthew 19:20


Have you ever seen the joy and excitement on children’s faces when they receive a gift?  Their eyes light up and a grin spreads across their face.  I am blessed to experience this each week at school when children bustle down the hall to pick up a backpack filled with food for the weekend.  Words cannot begin to describe the emotions that fill my heart when I see how delighted these children are.

St. Mark’s has been proud to be involved with the Micah’s Backpack program for several years, serving students at Hickory, Marshall Street, and Potomac Heights schools.  This year, our outreach will focus on approximately 40 students at Winter Street Elementary.

Each week, bags are filled with nutritious meals for the weekend:  two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, and snacks.  These bags are then taken to the school and sent home with children each Friday.  These children don’t need to worry if there will be food for the weekend- we have taken that worry away.

Thank you for the support that you have given to the Micah’s Backpack program at our church. Your monetary donations are greatly appreciated.  If you would like to be involved with filling and/or delivering the backpacks, please let me know.

Thank you for being disciples of God!
Julie Stouffer