The FUEL program is a food subsidization program that was launched in 2009 at Fellowship UMC. FUEL provides food bags every Friday, discreetly placed in the backpacks of school children who otherwise wouldn’t have food to eat over the weekend. Volunteers from Fellowship deliver food that they pack with food items that are donated as well as purchased from Second Harvest to preschool aged children through middle school children in 6 elementary/middle schools in the county. This is a program that is growing exponentially in Rutherford County. Each year, the need for this ministry is becoming more and more necessary.
Food donations can drop off in the wagons by the FC Kids door, or either door on the east side of the building.
You can also check out the FUEL Facebook Page to keep up with the greatest needs real time.
Some of the needed items are (all items need to be Single Serving Packaged):
- Applesauce/Fruit Cups
- Cereal/Fruit Bars
- Fruit Snacks
- Granola Bars
- Peanut Butter/Cheese Sandwich Crackers
- Pudding Cups
- Raisin Boxes
We are currently delivering to:
- Cason Lane Academy
- Scales Elementary School
- Rockvale Middle School
- Overall Creek Elementary.