Bags of Blessings is a weekend food security program that has partnered with New Hope Elementary School and High School and Owens Cross Roads School to provide meal packs to school children who are approved through The CARE Center’s application process. In many cases, the meals at school are the only healthy meals these children receive. The meal packs are distributed discreetly to the child’s homeroom teacher each Fridays and help supplement children through the weekend. We partner with local churches
to provide larger Break Bags of Blessings for Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring and Summer Break.
By providing weekend food to children, school administrators have reported an increase in school day attendance, test scores, and a decrease in behavioral issues; ultimately allowing the children to take their focus off their hunger crisis and put it back on their school work and learning.
Special thanks to our Member Churches who support this ministry with volunteers, monetary donations, and filling break bags. We are especially grateful to our Community Partners, such as Torch, Venturi, Crestwood Women’s Fund, Kiwanis and D&F Equipment for their continued support of volunteers and financial support to this vital ministry! We appreciate you all so much for making a life-l
ong difference and a lasting commitment to our youth.
For more information on how to become involved as a volunteer with Bags of Blessings, please call our office at 256-723-2273.
To make a financial donation to our Bags of Blessings ministry, please click on the “DONATE NOW” tab at the top of this page or mail a check made payable to The CARE Center to P.O. Box 51, New Hope, AL 35760 and be sure to notate for Bags of Blessings. Thank you!
The CARE Center