“Knapsacks for Kids” a mission to feed children in Cullman County


[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1369835870&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4075823&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1369835870 type=script]CULLMAN, Ala, (WIAT) – School may be out for the summer, but students still need breakfast and lunch.

Cullman’s First United Methodist Chuch has come up with a way to discreetly feed children in need who might otherwise be overlooked.

The church has launched it’s summer “Knapsacks for Kids” program. It started in November as a weekend program.

Kids get these cool back-packs filled to the brim inside with food.

Counselors at West Elementary put a confidential list together of 200 students who they determined needed assistance over the summer. However, the church can only help 48 children.  They need donations to feed the rest of the 152 children in need.

Donations are tax deductible. You can feed a child for a weekend with only a five dollar donation. Or a full school year with a 200 dollar donation.

Children’s Minister Melissa Betts says “This is the land of plenty … we may not be able to solve all their parents problems, but we can do this … we can feed these children.”

The church office is located at 320 3rd Ave, SE in Cullman.

Sidebar:  No Cullman County or Cullman City school offers a summer lunch or breakfast program.

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