Provides opportunities for mission education and involvement through an annual Mission Showcase; covenants for prayers and financial support for our 6 United Methodist missionaries serving on 5 continents; participation with United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) that ‘works globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing’; and promotes short term mission trips, such as previously to Cuba, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic as well as for disaster response within the USA.
Local Missions Ministry
To provide opportunities to reach out to those in need through such ministries as Pack-A-Sack 4 Kids and Mentoring at Gulfport Elementary School. Each week the Pack a Sack program provides delicious and nutritious food for the weekend for elementary school children who might otherwise go hungry. We need your financial support to keep this remarkable ministry going. 100% of what you contribute goes to food. How many charities can make that claim?
One year ago PCC fed 45 children. As we start a new school year, 2013 we are feeding 314 children every week. We need your support. Hear from our volunteers and see exactly where your money is going. 100% of your donation goes directly into feeding children. There is no overhead, no administrative costs -period. A dollar donation buys a dollar’s worth of food and feeds children. Few charities can say that.
For many years Pasadena Community Church has fed the hungry of Pinellas County through our Food Bank. But through Pack-a-Sack, we are stepping up to feed hungry children. We will adopted a school and pack a backpack of food for the children in that school who qualify for free lunches. The kids will take that backpack home on Friday afternoons and our healthy snacks will help those children through the weekend.
“Pack-A-Sack 4 Kids” is a community outreach program of United Methodist Cooperative Ministries/Suncoast, Inc., 1625 Union Street, Clearwater, Florida 33755 and area churches. The program is designed to help address the problem of chronic hunger among elementary age children in our public schools. This has been estimated to be approximately 10% of all children eligible for free lunch.
Working with selected Title I schools to identify those children on free or reduced lunch who meet the criteria of being chronically hungry or having food insecurity.
To provide to eligible students a nutritious group of snacks who might not have adequate food over the weekends during the academic year.