FaithFULL Kids Packing Parties
Every first Sunday of the month
Time: 11:15am – 12:15pm
Location: 29810 FM 1093 Ste H, Fulshear , TX 77441
Just before dinnertime rolls around, you may hear some variation of the following lament: “I’m SOOOO hungry!” But what if your kids were really, truly hungry? What if you couldn’t afford to give them the nutritious food they need? This scenario is reality for one child out of every four in our area. It’s difficult to imagine that children living right around the corner may go to bed hungry, but chances are your child may know someone at school who faces food insecurity.
Here’s the thing: they don’t have to. We can help.
Hunger doesn't take the weekend off. More than 90 students at Huggins Elementary School are provided a well-balanced breakfast and lunch on school days, but these same children are not guaranteed a healthy meal outside of school. These kids, who live in our community, come to school hungry and worry about not having enough to eat at night, on weekends, and on holidays.
FaithFULL Kids is a community organization born out of the love of Christian hearts from Faith United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church Fulshear, and WordServe Church. Our mission is to transform the community by providing nutritious meals to families of food-insecure school-aged children on weekends and holidays, and to provide serving opportunities that will guide people to grow as joyful servants of Jesus. We hope that our work will not only improve the lives of the children being served, but also bring glory to God.
FaithFULL Kids volunteers fill backpacks with nonperishable food items at our weekly Packing Parties. The backpacks are sent home with FaithFULL Kids participants to supplement their nutrition over the weekend or holiday. FaithFULL Kids meets every Sunday from 4-5 p.m. at the WordServe Church Ministry Center (29810 FM 1093 Ste H, Fulshear, TX 77441). In that hour, we have fun with friends and neighbors, pack around 50 boxes, and invite God to do the life-changing work only he can do.
Everyone needs food to survive, but we especially need nutritious food in order to thrive. A child cannot perform well in school if they are hungry. In fact, hunger has many negative implications for students, including impeded growth and development, increased risk of illness, poor mental health and concentration, increased hospitalization, impaired cognitive function and capacity to learn, as well as lower test scores and overall school performance. If the basic need for food isn’t met, children enter into a vicious cycle that becomes increasingly harder to break out of as they age. FaithFULL Kids gives us the opportunity to make a BIG difference in the lives of children and families in our community.
How Can I Help?
FaithFULL Kids needs
• Packers – We will be packing on Sundays, beginning September 20, 2015 from 4-5 p.m. at the WordServe Church Ministry Center (29810 FM 1093 Ste H, Fulshear, TX 77441)
• Shoppers – Sign up on volunteer spot to bring food items with you to a packing party.
• Deliverers – Pick up the backpacks from the WordServe Church Ministry Center and deliver to Huggins Elementary School.
• Pray-ers – Pray independently or with a group each Sunday (and whenever the Spirit moves you!) for the children who are receiving the backpacks and for FaithFULL Kids. Click here to download a PDF of the FaithFULL Kids prayer guide.
If you want to get involved with FaithFULL Kids, let us know! Sign up for a Sunday Packing Party through Volunteer Spot by clicking the button below. You can also donate online through Volunteer Spot. Please email Rachel Dillon with any questions (email@example.com) or visit their facebook page: facebook.com/faithfullkids to get the most up to date information!
Can I really make a difference?
Of course! Everyone can make a difference. From toddlers to senior citizens, FaithFULL Kids can use you just as you are. FaithFULL Kids is a great opportunity for families to serve together, too! Join us for a weekly packing party, or if Sundays don’t work for you, sign up to deliver, donate, shop, or pray. One hour of your time, or $1 from your pocket, can change a life forever. Who knows? That life might even be your own!
If you would like to make a monetary donation to FaithFULL Kids, you may write checks to WordServe Church with “FaithFULL Kids” written in the “For” line.