August Mission of the Month:
CC Weekend Backpack Program
The goal of the CC Weekend Backpack Program is to help eliminate food insecurity for the children who attend CISD schools. This program, under the Coppell Cares umbrella, provides nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack items to eligible CISD children (and siblings) to feed these children over the weekend during the school year when they are not receiving meals at school. Kids in Mission pack the weekend backpack items and then adult volunteers deliver bins of the bags to each participating CISD school who distribute the bag to each child to take home on Fridays. Approximately $10,000 is needed to enable this program for the 2019-2020 school year. THANK YOU for your support in helping to achieve our goal of eliminating food insecurity.
Want to make a donation for this mission? Make checks payable to FUMC with memo “WBPK” or you can TEXT 2 GIVE. Text to 73256 with subject line as FUMCC. You will receive a link and simply follow the instructions.
Contact: Sally McCurdy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Donation Needs Highlight
Coppell Cares – Snacks Needed for School Students
Many students in the Coppell School District don’t have the resources to bring snacks to school. Coppell Cares collects snacks for students during the school year.
Important Note: Due to continual changes in manufacturer packaging, please read the ingredient label of all snacks (including those on this list) to ensure that it does not contain any of the following: peanuts/nuts, peanut/nut butter, peanut oil, peanut/nut flour, peanut/nut meal, or any variety of the statements “contains peanuts,” “may contain traces of peanuts/nuts,” or “manufactured in a facility or on equipment that also processes peanuts (an/or other nuts).”
raisins, craisins, fruit snacks (Betty Crocker Brand, Target, Annie’s Organic or Meijer Brand only) NOT KELLOGG
Pretzels, Chips, Crackers, Etc.
popchips, skinny pop popcorn, Smartfood popcorn, veggie sticks, Quaker rice snacks, Roy Gold pretzels, goldfish (pretzel kind), cheetos, pirate’s booty, goldfish, triscuits, wheat thins, saltines, ritz crackers, Barnum’s animal crackers, cheez-its, Annie’s organic snacks, fritos, sun chips (original, sour cream, cheddar), tostitos
nutri-grain bars (apple, cherry, raspberry blueberry), pop tarts
Nabisco graham crackers, Nabisco honey maid graham crackers, Teddy Grahams (cinnamon, honey, chocolate, chocolatey chip, mini flavors), Chips ahoy, Oreos, Rice Crispy Treats, Vanilla wafers
Contact Brenda Olson at email@example.com.
CCA Food Pantry
FUMC Coppell has begun a focused effort to support local food shortages. More than 42 million Americans, including 1 in 6 children, struggle with food insecurity each day. Hunger exists in every state, county, and congressional district in the United States.
Food pantries, like Christian Community Action (CCA), rely on the donations they receive from churches like us to help keep their shelves stocked. To meet this challenge, we are starting a Faithworks: Let’s Bag Hunger monthly focus. Bags with a list of needed items for the CCA food pantry are available on Sundays in Wesley Hall, Wilkinson Hall, and worship exits. Simply take a bag and fill it up with the products listed below and return to the designated bins in Wesley Hall.
- canned fruit
- canned meat such as tuna, chicken, salmon, and chili
- box meals such as tuna helper, hamburger helper, Knorr meal packets, Velveeta box meals
Christian community action food pantry volunteer signup
Our church’s work shift is the third Thursday of each month from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the Food Pantry, 200 South Mill Street in Lewisville. Click here to sign up.
Contact Sylvia Brown at 972-743-0347 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Austin Street Center:
Leave your donations in the bin in Wesley Hall. Questions? Email Martha Hagan-Smith at email@example.com.
- Gently used men’s and women’s jeans
- Bath towels
- New men’s and women’s underwear
- Coffee creamer
- Instant Iced Tea (powder form in container)
Missions Gift Cards
Give something that people will really appreciate: a mission gift in honor of them. The gift cards are available year-round in the church office. Call 972-462-0471. Cards are available for the following missions:
- Austin Street Center
Christian Community Action
- Costa Rica Mission Trip
Metrocrest Social Services