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    What is the Backpack Partnership?

    NC4’s Backpack Partnership is a weekend meals program for students and their siblings attending a neighborhood public elementary school. Many children rely on free school breakfast and lunch programs during the week but lack food security over the weekend. The goal of the program is to provide weekend meals and snacks to children and their families to ensure they have a steady and nutritious source of food over the weekend. Sadly, for some families, meals provided by the school may be the only guaranteed source of nutrition their children have during the week. Providing for the weekends, helps extend this guarantee, and the families have been grateful for the help.

    Our congregation donates targeted items which are collected each Sunday during the school year. Members of the Backpack Ministry fill backpacks every Thursday. School administrators then distribute these filled backpacks before dismissal each Friday to students identified as in need of weekend assistance. 

    Each backpack contains enough food to provide several breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices for the families. Healthy snacks are also included. Participants receive items such as cold cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix and fruit cups. Tuna, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, soup, ravioli, and canned vegetables are also included. A favorite item for many families is shelf stable milk and bread, which is purchased each Thursday to insure freshness. (Find the list of needed items here). We currently provide food for over 26 children each week.

    Because no child should go hungry!

    "The Power of a Connected Life"

Church Contact Info

New Covenant Christian Community Church
21 E. Broad Street • Bethlehem, PA 18018 U.S.A.
610-861-7725 (p) • 610.317.3107 (f)

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Sunday Morning — 10 AM