As the end of another school year approaches, those of us who have been involved with Elijah’s Backpack this year wanted to give a HUGE thank you to all of you who have supported this ministry all year. The congregation of St. Philip helps with donations of food, donations in memory or honor of loved ones, and of course packing and delivering the bags of healthy food and snacks that go home each weekend with children from the five different schools we serve. Sixty-five bags are sent home with children each weekend throughout the school year. An extra bag of food is sent home holidays and at the end of the year.
A strong budget and volunteer help is maintained with a partnership with Journey Church, Faith Alliance, Green Ridge Presbyterian, and Northview UMC, Hollins University and local businesses.
We truly live in a generous community, and we like to think this happens because we all work together to watch over God’s neediest children. God Bless you all!