A Ministry of Straight Street
You Can Make A Difference
Did you know that child hunger is an issue in our own community? Statistics show that nearly 1 in every 4 children in Georgia live in households that are food insecure. This means that the people in these households do not know where their next meal will come from. For some children, the only meal they receive is the one they eat at school. On the weekends, they are often hungry as are their families. This is where Backpack Love MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
During the school year, the Backpack Love program at Christ Place provides non-perishable foods and puts them in backpacks. The backpacks then are sent home on Fridays with children in need. The purpose of the food in the backpack is to provide some nutrition for the children and their families over the weekend. The children return the backpacks to their schools the following week and we fill them again for the following weekend. Currently we are serving four schools in Hall County. We work closely with the school counselors who identify the needs of students and families in their schools and let us know how many backpacks to fill.