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PowerPack is our food program for and partnership with two of our local elementary schools. During the school year, we partner with these schools to provide backpacks full of nonperishable food each weekend for students who qualify for free or reduced school lunches. These resources help support local families and the health, behavior and achievement of their students. This free program is funded by the generous donations of our church family. It’s more than food in the backpacks we deliver – it is the love of Jesus!
Food Donations Needed
*Individual Breakfast Items (oatmeal, cereal, breakfast bars, PopTarts)
*Individual Lunch Items (mac & cheese, Chef Boyardee, soup, Ramen noodles, Cup O’ Noodles, canned chicken or tuna)
*Single Serving Fruit (fruit cups, applesauce, small cans)
*Canned Vegetables (corn, peas, green beans, carrots)
*Individual Snack Items (fruit snacks, granola bars, chips, pudding cups, cookies, crackers & cheese)
*Peanut butter & jelly (small, plastic jars ONLY)
Donations are accepted all school year in the Preschool Lobby – look for the blue wagon. If you would like to find out more about how you can be involved in the Backpack Ministry, please contact Mary Van Horn.
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
The start of a new school year means new backpacks, crayons, pencils, rulers, and notebooks. Many families in our community are unable to provide these basic items for their students. With fees and supplies, the average parent spends $345/elementary student at the start of the school year. We can make a difference for these families by donating the most needed school supplies to our local elementary schools. Simply purchase one or more of the items listed below and drop them off in the Donations Bin in the Preschool Lobby. The school staff will distribute supplies in accordance with COVID guidelines. Together we can be the hands and feet of Jesus to our community!
*24 ct. Crayola crayons
*8-10 ct. Crayola Classic markers (broad-tip)
*Spiral notebooks (wide-ruled)
*2 pocket folders
*Sharpened #2 pencils
The BIG GIVE is our local outreach to our community here in Wheat Ridge & Lakewood, CO. For months, our church will gather donated items and then during the summer event, we give away as much as possible to all who come. There are free raffle prizes, free food, and we share the love of Christ through the Gospel!
Lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest (John 4:35)
Applewood Missions is compelled to recognize and present the needs of peoples throughout the world, to stir compassion and awaken love for those who are dying without Christ.
Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest (Luke 10:2)
Applewood Missions is compelled to develop and maintain relationships with those who serve faithfully, to encourage them and hold them up in prayer as they labor for the harvest; as well as pray for, equip, train, and send the next generation of laborers.