Hunger is not something that happens just in poor communities, it happens all over. Almost 800,000 school-age children receive free and or reduced lunches throughout the state. Did you know that Troy Public schools have just over 1900 students who receive Free or Reduced lunch during the school year? Anywhere from 3% to 30% of students throughout Troy receive food assistance. When school breaks for the summer, these kids will get by with less food. (Taken from Caroline Kondak’s May 13th presentation in worship.)
The Youth of Northminster have joined the Presbytery of Detroit’s Hunger Ministries Program’s Cereal for Summer! campaign. Every box of cereal donated at Northminster from now through Sunday, June 24, will go directly to children in Troy and the Presbytery who face food insecurity this summer.
Fifty percent of the boxes received will go to Morse Elementary School’s Summer Nights program. The other 50% will be shared with the Presbytery’s Hunger Ministries Program that assists 9 food pantries throughout the presbytery.
Let’s help reduce hunger among children with our donations of Cereal for Summer!
Place your donations on the table in the back of the Sanctuary.
The final day to contribute is Sunday, June 24.
You may also make a monetary donation. Check should be payable to Northminster Church with CEREAL in memo line. Thank you!