SJTL Food Outreach Ministry

Here in Hanover County, food insecurity is much more common among our neighbors than many people realize. Almost ten percent of Hanover’s 100,000 residents do not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious food, and that number increases to 16.3% for children. The new Food Outreach Ministry at St. James the Less aims to collaborate with our community to provide nutritious food, education, and creative solutions to food insecurity in Hanover County.

We offer programs to help provide food for our neighbors in different ways, and we are looking for volunteers to help expand all three of these programs.

The first is a Food Pantry for families in need..

The second program is the Backpack Program.  We provide a backpack containing 6 meals and 3 snacks to eligible students in five elementary schools and one middle school to take home on Fridays and eat throughout the weekend. We are looking for volunteers to help with delivering and packing of these backpacks on a weekly basis.

 

If you are interested in participating, please contact Jenn Inge.

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