Tuesday was the first official day the Food Bank would provide breakfast & lunch for the local community. For many children in Tyler, breakfast & lunch end when the school year does. The Summer Food Service Program helps fill that hunger gap ensuring that children continue to receive nutritious meals during the months they’re out of school.
In 2013, the East Texas Food Bank provided over 100,000 meals to children through the Summer Food Program, utilizing 60 sites across East Texas.
Bethel MSM served to provide supervised activities that included 4-square, greek dodgeball, basketball, board/card games, crafts, tetherball and kickball! Our goal was to engage in safe, fun activities with the neighborhood kids, giving us all an opportunity to build relationships, and share the love of Christ. We also make it a point to eat the meal provided by the food bank with the kids, in order to encourage unity among these 2 groups who come from very different lifestyles.
The MSM students did an awesome job reaching out to our new friends and serving them well. It was a great day and we can’t wait till the next one!