The F.U.E.L. program is a food subsidization program that was launched in 2009 at Fellowship UMC. F.U.E.L. provides food bags every Friday, discretely 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 F.U.E.L. 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):
- Tuna Fish Foil Packets
- Peanut Butter or Cheese Crackers
- Pop Tarts
- Granola Bars, Breakfast Bars
- Fruit Cups
- Fruit Snacks
- Juice Boxes (all 100% fruit juice, please)
- Raisin Boxes
- Beans and franks with a pop-top
- ALL chicken Vienna Sausages with a pop-top
- Animal Crackers
- Cereal Cups
Currently we are delivering to:
- Cason Lane Academy
- Scales Elementary School
- Rockvale Middle School
- Rockvale Elementary
- Christiana Middle
- Overall Creek Elementary.
If you need information on donating items or volunteering within the program, please email Missy at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can always contact the church directly at 615.893.4659.