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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Weekend Food Pack Program

Westwood has begun an exciting and necessary new ministry, Weekend Food Packs. Westwood was invited by our neighbor Messiah United Methodist to join in their established Weekend Food Pack program and we agreed to help out. Messiah has been providing food packs for four years and is now providing over 100 packs a week to four schools (Lynwood, Crestwood, Garfield and Springfield Estates) in central Springfield.

To be able to do this, we are asking for help in purchasing the items that go in the packs. We will need to do this on a continuing basis. Here is the shopping list of what we need:

  • Gallon Sized Ziploc Bags
  • Breakfast Items: instant oatmeal, individual serving cereal box, granola/cereal bars or Pop Tarts.
  • Protein Items: can/cup of soup; mac & cheese packets; can/pouch of tuna, salmon, or chicken; Vienna Sausages; individual serving ravioli, beef-a-roni, spaghetti, or peanut butter crackers.
  • Fruits: individual fruit cups or dried fruit boxes.
  • Milk: Boxed milk (single size); long shelf-life.
  • Snacks: Pudding, fruit snacks, crackers (snack size packets), granola bars.
  • Place these items in the large grey bin outside the church office. Thank You for helping to feed the hungry children of Springfield!

    The easiest and most economical way to buy these items is in multi-packs sold at Costco and BJ’s. If this is difficult for you, there is now a designated account for this effort and you can donate to it by indicating that your contribution is for Weekend Food Packs on the subject line of your check. Please help out with this new effort. This is something we can do locally to show the love of Christ to those around us.

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