I want to let you know of two upcoming events that are designed to provide support for the Backpack Ministry of Madison County through God’s Outreach Food Pantry.
For this past school year (2011-2012) over 630 children received a backpack filled with food on Friday evenings to help through the weekend. Most of these children received these backpacks on the last two weekends of the year. According to Anthony Lowery, Executive Director of God’s Outreach Food Pantry, each backpack contains about $15.00 worth of food and costs Anthony’s organization about $3.00 per backpack. The math is simple: 1,300 backpacks going out a month (650×2) x $3.00 per backpack equals about $3,900.00 per month. There are 9 months of school so the total cost of this ministry on a yearly basis is a little over $30,000.00.
Eastside is committed to this ministry as are many other companies are in our community. Here is how we are contributing to this cause:
1. Eastside’ 14th Annual Golf Scramble will be on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 1:00pm at Gibson Bay. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the backpack ministry. To sponsor a hole or to put a team in this year’s golf scramble click on the following link for more information 2012 Golf Scramble Brochure copy or feel free to contact Kristie Ashcraft at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 624-9646.
2. 5 K Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for August 25th in the Richmond Centre. Please save the date. More information forthcoming. We are currently securing sponsors for this event. Click on the following link for additional sponsorship opportunities TracksForPacks_sponsorship levels-1 or contact Vivian Wallace at email@example.com or at 582-5600. This event is sponsored by Eastside Community Church, Madison County Schools System and many other fine businesses in Madison County.
Feeding the children of Madison County.