Last Sunday after worship, CCUMC children (grades 1-5) organized and led a “highly efficient assembly system” for making 77 Power Packs for fellow school children who attend nearby Fairfax County schools. In the process, our children have helped feed other children who depend on school meal programs for their weekday meals, and who need the Power Packs to tide them over the weekend until Monday morning’s school breakfast. Although Northern Virginia is considered one of the most affluent areas in the nation, we still face a poverty rate of 5 percent in our community, of which 30 percent are children.
Big thanks go out to our Zumba friends and neighbors for donating much of the supplies that went into the Power Packs and also the 15 children and the seven adults who assembled the packs. Together, they exemplify the wonderful practice of extravagant generosity!
If you would like to help, join us for another Power Packs assembly in May. For more information about the Power Packs Program (P3) visit the Food for Others website: http://www.foodforothers.org. For more information about CCUMC’s Outreach Ministry’s efforts in addressing food security, please contact Cathy Tong at firstname.lastname@example.org.