McKINNEY (July 10, 2015) — Stonebridge United Methodist Church has a mission this summer to feed 60 of the chronically hungry children at their adopted school, Malvern Elementary. These are children who have been identified by McKinney ISD through the McKinney Vento Homeless Act and the Food 4 Kids Program.
Throughout the school year, these children receive free hot meals on school days and food to take home for the weekends. This program stops for the summer months, however, a child's need for food to fuel the brain and body does not stop. During the summer, many of these children would go hungry with their partnership with Malvern.
“I love being a part of this important local mission. Jesus directs us to feed the hungry and that is what we are doing,” said Stonebridge UMC Malvern liaison Carol Dean. “These families feel our love through our actions.”
“We at Malvern appreciate Stonebridge United Methodist Church so very much. Their love and kindness they show our Malvern family is extraordinary,” said Rhonda Gilliam, Malvern Elementary principal.
There is a cost of around $300 per week to purchase the groceries for each family’s food bags. If you would like to help provide food for these children, visit mysumc.org/giving. You may also send a check to the Church at 1800 S. Stonebridge Dr., McKinney 75070. Please make a note that your donation is for the Malvern Summer Food Program. The community is encouraged to please pray and consider the ways that they might help with this program.
About Stonebridge United Methodist Church
The mission of Stonebridge United Methodist Church is to answer God’s call by reaching out to those who are searching, creating a growing community of committed disciples experiencing personal relationships with Jesus Christ, and sharing His joy through worship, prayer, study, gifts, and service. For more information visit mysumc.org.