Buddy Bags Help End Student Hunger

In October 2017 we launched a mission to end help ensure that each Crown Point student receives proper nutrition – even on the weekends. This mission was in conjunction with our 2017 Project Inspire to help Crown Point students in need of assistance. We based our work on a successful Buddy Bags program operated by Kokomo Urban Outreach. Buddy Bags are sent home on Fridays with students who participate in the free lunch program. Each bag contains simple, single-serving meals and snacks to be used over the weekend. Studies have shown that students who are not well nourished over the weekend return to school on Monday unprepared to do their best. This program has been a huge success in Kokomo and we are excited to share that it has quickly grown into a success here, as well. We have a Buddy Bag committee within our congregation and are seeking support from other churches and organizations. We currently serve over 130 children from MacArthur Elementary.
 

After reading these testimonials from the kids, we know you’re going to want to get involved!

 

How to Help

  • Please pray for this program and the children it serves.
  • Support Our Fundraisers
  • Volunteer to assemble Buddy Bags on Thursdays
    • Please fill out the contact form below or contact Bonnie Meyer at 219-663-1515.
  • We are seeking assistance from area stores and businesses to help supply food items for the bags.  Corporate sponsors are welcomed!
    •  If your business or group is able to help, please fill out the contact form below or contact Bonnie Meyer directly at 219-663-1515.  
  • We are hoping to have other churches and organizations join us in the mission and add other schools to the programs.
    • We believe in this program and want to see it grow.  We’d love to meet with you and show you how to start your own Buddy Bag program so that all schools can benefit.  Please fill out the contact form below or contact Bonnie Meyer at 219-663-1515.
  • We are always accepting food, store gift cards, or monetary donations to help the cause.
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    • You guessed it!   Please fill out the contact form below or contact Bonnie Meyer at 219-663-1515.

 THANK YOU to our sponsors!