March 26, 2012

Food for Thought

Imagine trying to compete on an empty stomach. Many young students don’t get enough to eat, but still have to rise to the same high standards set for all students. We’d like to help.

One of Everyday Church’s own, Samantha, teaches third-graders as part of an after-school program in Washington Heights. This year, the NY State Math exams come right after Spring break. We’d like to help Samantha send some of her students home for the break with enough nutritious food to ensure that when they return, they can focus on the test and not their empty stomachs. Just a little food for thought.

Next Sunday at our Teaching service, there will be a collection box upstairs in the auditorium for the following suggested items:

* granola bars
* juice boxes (100% juice brands)
* peanut butter
* tuna
* whole wheat crackers
* whole wheat macaroni and cheese
* cereal
* fruit leathers
* apple sauce
* soup
* raisins

Everyday people like Samantha consistently make a difference in people’s lives. You can too! Bring some food this Sunday to 4862 Broadway (map)* at 11am. If you need more information or have any questions, contact Wendy Bennett: wendy@nycbennetts.com.

* This activity is not sponsored or endorsed by the New York City Department of Education or the City of New York.

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