the_weekenderMaury County has more than 6,500 economically disadvantaged students. During the school year, The Weekender project provides students at Riverside Elementary School with non-perishable, nutritious, kid-friendly food packaged and delivered so students can take it home for the weekend.

Research has shown that in schools with a program like this attendance goes up, test scores go up, and behavior improves. We need:

  • Lunch: Pop-top, microwavable soup, beef stew, or pasta
  • Breakfast: Toaster pastries, oatmeal packets
  • Fruit: Single-serve canned fruit, applesauce, dried fruit (raisins, plums, cranberries)
  • Misc: Single serve mac-n- cheese, peanut butter crackers, granola bars.

Please drop off the items at Information Central, the Office Entrance, or Faith Hall

The Weekender is a joint ministry effort of our Food Pantry and Women’s Ministry. Stop by Information Central to pick up a handy card with the list of what’s needed so you can have it when you’re grocery shopping. Help pack The Weekender: Wednesdays @ 8:30 a.m. in room 105. Contact Heather Lovin with any questions: HEATHER