Community – Hanover, VA Jean Harris Award Press Release 2020
Weekend Backpack Food Ministry
Hillcrest Baptist Church anchors a community supported church ministry by supplying food on the weekends for children in need. St. Paul's Episcopal Church supports this ministry with donations of canned goods and other needed food items. Together with several individual partners from the community we supply 20 backpacks of food in the central Hanover County school corridor. Partnering with each individual school, which identifies confidentially the children in need, we deliver enough food in backpacks for each child to have three snacks, two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners. The backpacks are delivered on Friday mornings to the school offices and distributed by the school to each child. We appreciate all of our partners that help make this ministry a huge success.