Every Sunday morning the Sack Lunch Ministry prepares and distributes 40 lunches to those in need in our community. This ongoing ministry began over ten years ago, and started by making just ten lunches per Sunday. Now we are up to 40 lunches per week!
This ministry provides a great way for families to serve together and include their children. What a great way to extend God's love to others right in our own church! The sack lunch ministry not only ministers to the ones who receive a meal, it also ministers to those who serve. This ministry provides a glimpse of God's love not just to the community, but to our church as well.
How do I serve with Sack Lunch Ministry?
Please sign up to provide 20 or 40 lunches each Sunday. You can share the responsibility with another individual/or family, as forty lunches are a lot to make.
Sack Lunch Distribution
We distribute at the Hull Street Entrance of the church (in the back of the building). This location provides easier access and less congestion.
There will be two tables set up at the Hull Street entrance, one for coffee distribution and one for the sack lunches. Coffee is available at the Hull Street entrance starting at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday, and is served by the Sack Lunch Ministry Host. Chairs will be provided to both tables, in addition to a trash can.
Distribution begins at 9:45 a.m. and lasts until 10:30 a.m., or until the lunches are all distributed. We have asked the greeters and security to direct everyone to the Hull entrance. If there are extra sack lunches, they will be distributed at 10:30 a.m.
A typical lunch includes a sandwich (preferably meat and cheese), a fruit, a snack such as a bag of chips, something sweet (like a granola bar), a bottle of water and utensils (if needed). This is just a suggestion! Other options include adding your family favorite or ordering ahead of time from Subway, Firehouse Subs, etc. and picking the sandwiches up Sunday morning if time is a factor.
If there are any lunches left over, we ask that you leave three bags on the upper table for the security guard to hand out to potential late arrivals. The rest can be put in the refrigerator in the kitchen so they can be distributed throughout the week. Please label the bag with SLM and the date.
We are so thankful to partner with such generous hearts as we serve our community! Thank you so much for serving.