Carry Out for Kids
CARRY OUT FOR KIDS works with partner Broward County schools to send home food with children who are chronically hungry or food insecure. We provide food for children to take home over the weekend to help ensure they have the sustenance required to nourish their growing bodies, minds and spirits. Chronic hunger and food insecurity can be identified in a number of ways. Teachers and school staff may observe any of the following: a child who rushes food lines, eats quickly, regularly asks other students and teachers for food, and saves and hoards food to take home.
HOW IT WORKS | WHAT WE NEED | VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
CARRY OUT FOR KIDS is housed at the Christ Church Ministry Center in Pompano Beach. Our ministry gathers food through food donations and food drives, as well as purchases with monetary donations. A team of volunteers coordinates with the schools to identify the number of bags needed each week, and then packs and delivers the bags to the schools. The School Liaison or School Volunteer accepts the delivery, stores and distributes the sacks every Thursday. We also coordinate holiday deliveries with each school.
We need volunteers to help shop for supplies and to sort and stock groceries. This activity happens at 11am the last Saturday of every month. Soon, we will receive our supplies by truck, and then we will need people to unload, sort and stock our supplies.
We also would ask you to consider being a prayer partner for Carry Out for Kids. We would ask prayer partners to pray specifically for the children served. We will give you three names of children and ask that you pray for their physical, emotional and spiritual welfare, and that they will come to realize there is a God who loves them and who knows their names. We need volunteers to pray for faithful servants, for gracious and generous donors and for volunteers who remain joyful and uplifted in service.
For more information on CARRY OUT FOR KIDS, contact Maggie Hamberger by email.
CRITICAL ITEMS NEEDED:
We always need peanut butter in 12- to 18-ounce plastic jars (no glass, please), 15-ounce cans of ravioli, cans of tuna or chicken, and small packages -- usually 6- to 8-ounces in a three-pack -- of shelf-stable milk. Other items we consistently need inc
OTHER ITEMS NEEDED:
VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS: