The Our Part Food Program was established in October 2015 by the Green Creek Bethel United Methodist Church to help combat hunger in Cape May County, New Jersey. The program provides food for children over the weekends when school meals are unavailable. In five years, the program provided 11,500+ backpacks of food for children in need.
COVID-19 has brought changes to our program. After a brief hiatus in Spring 2020, we resumed the program with modified procedures, distributing nearly 1000 bags of food.
We anticipate distributing 3000+ bags during the 2020-2021 school year, averaging 115 students per week. The program now serves qualifying students in pre-school through fifth grade among four local elementary schools.
The program’s success is made possible with the community’s support-individuals, school staff, local churches and businesses. All contributions benefit the children, with no administrative costs or fees.
Food donations are welcome. Examples of food items needed:
- instant oatmeal packets
- granola bars
- fruit and grain cereal bars (1.3 ounce)
- mac n cheese cups
- Kraft Easy Mac (snack packet)
- Chef Boyardee microwavable (7.25 ounce)
- Maruchan Instant Lunch cups
- Nissin Cup Noodles
- GoGo Squeez Yogurtz
- peanut butter
- Spam Single Classics
- pudding cups
No glass items please
Monetary donations can be sent to:
Green Creek Bethel United Methodist Church
PO Box 123
Green Creek, NJ 08219
Please designate “Our Part Food Program” in the memo field of your check.
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