Since January, we have joined with Como Park Lutheran Church in providing money for weekend food for three additional children at Falcon Heights Elementary School through the Sheridan Story project. Sheridan Story provides supplemental food for at-risk children throughout the Twin Cities area, partnering with local congregations and other community groups. Our church also has been helping with donations of cereal and healthy snacks to add to the weekend bags that go home with the Falcon Heights School children.
Como Park Lutheran currently provides meals for 17 children in what has been a pilot project this year. At a recent meeting, school Principal Beth Behnke told us the project has been a huge success and she is hoping to reach out to more students in need this fall. Our Outreach Ministry Team will be exploring how we might sponsor more students starting in September. Cost is $130 per child, per school year ($3.71 per weekend food bag). Speak with Nancy Duffrin of the Outreach Ministry Team, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in contributing to this project.