Union Chapel United Methodist Church
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Sacks of Love
Because of some financial changes at the Blessings in a Backpack (BIB) corporate office, the Brindlee Mountain team has decided to discontinue using BIB Corporate to hold our funds. That means we can not use the BIB logo or name to promote our program.
Therefore, the program that provides weekend nutrition to the students at Brindlee Mountain Primary and Elementary Schools will be called Sacks of Love. Our money will be kept in a local account through Union Chapel Church. Checks for donations are made out to UCSOL (Union Chapel Sacks of Love). You can mail a check to Union Chapel or any of the other churches that are a part of the SOL Team: Mt Carmel Baptist Church, Guntersville; Oleander UMC, Union Grove; New Brashier's Chapel UMC, Arab; Old Brashier's Chapel UMC, Arab. OR you can donate to any of these churches mentioned and they will get the money in the SOL account.
And yes, we will also take food items! There has to be at least 134 of the same items. NO ITEMS WITH PEANUTS CAN BE USED!!
All donations are still tax deductible.
To furnish weekend food to the students during the school year, it cost about $12,000 a year. For 2016-17 school year we are providing for 134 students. 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 4 of the churches mentioned above. Everyone in the community is welcome to come out and participate at any or all of the churches when we pack!
September 8, 2016 - October 27, 2016 - New Brashier's Chapel UMC
November 3, 2016 – December 8, 2016 – Mount Carmel Baptist
No pack Nov 24 – Thanksgiving
January 5, 2017 – February 23, 2017 – Old Brashier’s Chapel UMC
March 2, 2017 – May 11, 2017 – Union Chapel UMC
No pack March 23 or April 13 – no school