Union Chapel United Methodist Church
Friday, September 21, 2018

Sacks of Love

Sacks of Love is a program that provides weekend nutrition to the students at Brindlee Mountain Primary and Elementary Schools.  Other than Union Chapel UMC there are other area churches that partner with this ministry:  Mt Carmel Baptist Church (Guntersville); Oleander UMC (Union Grove); New Brashier's Chapel UMC (Arab); Old Brashier's Chapel UMC (Arab); New Canaan Baptist Church (South Arab); Mountain View Baptist Church (Union Grove).
 
This is a donation based ministry, funds are not provided through any other means.  Money for this ministry is kept in a local account through Union Chapel UMC Church.  Checks for donations are made out to UCSOL (Union Chapel Sacks of Love).  You can mail a check to Union Chapel UMC OR you can donate to any of the churches mentioned above and they will get the money in the SOL account.
 
And yes, we will also take food items!  There has to be at least 170 of the same items.  NO ITEMS WITH PEANUTS CAN BE USED!!
 
All donations are tax deductible.
 
The Programed served an average of 134 students per year for the school years 2014 through 2017.  We are providing for 170 students for the current 2017-18 school year.  To furnish weekend food to the students during the school year, it cost about $13,000 a year.  The students get 7 or 8 items each week.  The menu varies: cheese crackers, oatmeal, fruit bar, juice drink, apple sauce, mac & cheese, ravioli, chicken noodle soup, fruit snacks, pudding, and other items that may be on sale or donated.
 
We pack every Thursday night and deliver the bags of food to the schools on Friday morning.  We rotate the location for packing between the partnering churches mentioned above.  Everyone in the community is welcome to come out and participate at any or all of the churches when we pack!  Setup for packing is at 5:00 pm and packing begins at 5:30 pm.  It takes about 20 minutes to pack the bags.
 
Packing schedule:
Thursday March 29, 2018 – Mtn View Baptist
Thursdays April 5 – May 17 – New Brashier’s Chapel UMC
 
For more information contact:
Regina Gregory – thegregorys@otelco.net or 256-656-4496