Weekend Food Program - Fighting Childhood Hunger.

%

of children are food insecure

food bags distributed weekly

Childhood hunger doesn’t just occur in third world countries. It exists in your neighborhood. 20.8% of children who live in Midland are food insecure which means that there are approximate 7,900 children that do not have adequate access to food in Midland alone.

We often say, “today’s children are the future leaders of our community.” But how can they become leaders and be successful when they are weighed down with the burden of hunger? If they can’t even eat, how can they focus on school, grades, and social skills? There are kids that go home for the weekend not knowing when their next meal will be.

Would you like to join us in making a difference in our community and beyond?
Every Thursday, we deliver food bags to 680 students. Each bag contains a weekend’s worth of kid-friendly food and are discreetly given to the kids every Friday.

These are the Elementary Schools we partner with: Bonham, Bush, De Zavala, Fasken, Greathouse, Henderson, Jones, Long, Midland College Pre-K Academy, Oaks Academy, Parker, Santa Rita, Scharbauer, Yarbrough, Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

What’s in the Backpacks?

* 1 Chef Boyardee Micro-Meal Cup
* 1 Mac & Cheese Micro-Cup
* 1 Chicken Ramen package
* 1 Easy Mac package
* 1 Fruit Snack
* 2 Pop-Tarts
* 2 Rice Krispy Treats
* 2 Juice Pouches

In August 2012, we began making weekend food bags for about 25 children in schools to take home over the weekend. Today, we make weekend bags for 680 kids!

Summer Weekend Food Program

During the summer, we distribute weekend food bags to partenering orginizations who serve low income children. Each Wednesday, from 10am-noon, parents can pick up a bag for each of their children.  We start this drive-thru the 2nd week in June and end the 3rd week in July.

If you would like to donate or volunteer

Mission Agape is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by federal law.