The Union Recorder

August 29, 2013

First Baptist Church provides youth free meals

Vaishali Patel
The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE —

A few First Baptist Church volunteers stopped by Eagle Ridge Elementary School Thursday afternoon to deliver 50 “Blessing Bags” for underprivileged students to have food over the weekend.

First Baptist Church Pastor Jerry Bradley and church volunteers David Doud and Laura Cummings dropped off brown bags filled with nonperishable foods, including Vienna sausages, beef ravioli, applesauce, fruit cup, peanut butter crackers, Poptarts and juice boxes.

"Our goal is to present this ministry to other churches so by January we can help over 1,500 to 2,000 children who don’t have enough food to eat or are homeless," Cummings said. "It costs $150 to do the Blessing Bags each week. We’re very blessed, and those that are blessed should help."

First United Methodist Church will also begin delivering the free brown bags to local public school students starting next week.

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