Good Afternoon Team Micah!
Another great week for Micah's! We delivered food to 133 children last week and will deliver to at least 151 this Thursday and Friday. One school counselor told me the need for extra food is so great that she is setting up a food pantry for the students at her school. (We are adding 18 bags at that school this week and an additional 30 bags next week.)
The combination of very generous donations, and LOTS of volunteer hours, is making this growth and help possible. W e will help 200 kids every week by the end of 2020!
And wait...there is more great news!. Last month, East Arlington Rotary submitted a grant request to Rotary International for Micah's Backpack. The grants focus is on feeding the hungry during the COVID-19 Pandemic. EA Rotary just learned they have been awarded the grant!! Micah's Backpack, Jacksonville will receive a grant for $9,500.00! The funds will be used to add one more school and 30 more children and will purchase sturdy, kid-cute backpacks that will help us in our effort to become as GREEN as we can possibly be, once we are through the pandemic.
With the blessing of God, and the work of the community, churches and great volunteers, Micah's Backpack is making a difference in the lives of young children.
Thank you all!
For the Kids,