Weekend Backpack Meals for Batavia Children

Six years ago, Fox Valley Christian Church started a weekend backpack program to feed families within the Batavia School District who are displaced or are in situations where securing food for their families is very challenging. School staff identify children who are in these difficult situations, and this information is passed along to the district’s Community Outreach Coordinator. Currently, 52 families are being served (200 people). Due to the increased demand for the program, Fox Valley Christian asked to partner with area churches. During Lent, we will be collecting food for this program. March 3 — chili (with or without beans) March 10 — canned vegetables March 17 — canned fruit March 24 — fruit cups, applesauce cups