Deadline: Sunday, December 7

At Oak Grove Elementary School (RRCB’s Micah’s school), 45 children receive a weekly food backpack through Feedmore.  This program ensures they have ready-to-eat food on the weekend.  However, the school will be closed for two weeks in December and we are unsure if these children will have the food they need while home because that food supplement will not be provided during the Christmas break. We are collecting a special food offering in addition to the annual Thanksgiving Offering this year to support this mission.

The Thanksgiving Offering received from the envelopes in the sanctuary pew racks will also be designated to the Oak Grove Elementary School to provide for this special food need over the holidays.

We suggest providing the following items so that we can create boxes of food to go home to the families most in need:

  • Protein — peanut butter, canned tuna
  • Pasta and pasta sauce — canned preferred
  • Dry cereal — hot and cold
  • Boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Canned soup — basic flavors preferred
  • Canned vegetables — green beans, corn, peas
  • Canned fruit
  • Nut-free cereal bars
  • No candy, cookies or ‘junk food’

All donations will need to be received no later than Sunday, December 7 to ensure we have time to sort and distribute before the December break begins!  Please leave your donations in the green grocery carts in the Upper or Lower Commons.