Community Outreach: URGENT FUEL/G.A.P. Program Demands Grow
If you haven’t heard about the FUEL Murfreesboro Program, allow us to share a resource that helps combat hunger in our own community. The FUEL Program is a food subsidization program & provides ‘lunch’ bags to 153 children every Friday. These bags are discretely placed in backpacks of children who otherwise wouldn’t have food to eat over the weekend. The increase in demand has added many more lives we can impact and share our bounty with. We are very grateful that this is a fruitful ministry!
In John 21:17, Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”
The G.A.P. Program
Help us bridge the gap for those who are hungry in our own community by providing groceries for families in need. This team takes incoming requests, shops for needed groceries, and coordinates delivery with local families. There are many in need, these are your neighbors, friends, co-workers…join this wonderful ministry and be a solid reflection of Jesus in our community…today.
With growth and demand we now have an URGENT need of the below items and/or a one time monetary donation to the FUEL or G.A.P. Program.
Monetary Donations – CLICK HERE! (Make sure you select FUEL or G.A.P. from the dropdown list.
This week, Cason Lane Elementary and Scales Elementary schools have experienced an influx of Refugees from World Relief. Refugees who are fleeing their homes due to war and persecution. As a result, our FUEL & G.A.P. programs are experiencing an urgent need for supplies for the food bags. The number of bags going out each week is now 153 bags. There has been an increase of 60 children enrolled into the program in the last two weeks. The welcome trend continues to grow as these new families join our community!
*** Items needed urgently:
- Tuna PACKETS (Single Serve Foil Packet 2.5 oz)
- Individual serving boxes of raisins
- Granola Bars
- Individual oatmeal packets
- Pudding cups
- Individual cereal boxes
*** UPDATE–ADDITIONAL NEEDED ITEMS!!
- Milk (Non-refrigerated; shelf stable, see photo to left, “Dairy Pure” is the type of product needed.) THIS ITEM IS OUT OF STOCK ENTIRELY
- Individual Applesauces Packets STOCK LOW, UNABLE TO MEET NEED THIS WEEK
- Individual Mac & Cheese Packets STOCK LOW, UNABLE TO MEET NEED THIS WEEK
- Fruit Cups
- Granola Bars, Protein Bars or Cereal Bars
- Individual Fruit Snacks
And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”
— Luke 3:11 ESV