Remember peeking into your brown paper lunch bag at school? The hopefulness and anticipation over whether your mom packed your favorite snack or sandwich (or sometimes the unexpected dread when you realized your dad packed you the leftover meatloaf). Seeing that brown paper lunch bag–sometimes colorfully marked with our name on it or maybe a note tucked inside–can be a small element of surprise in an otherwise predictable day.
For some kids, getting that brown paper bag filled with treats and snacks is a bit of a luxury; one that they don’t have a chance to experience as often as they should.
Angels of God, a local community outreach organization just a few blocks away from Good Shepherd, offers the Angels Snack Bag Program to local underprivileged daycares and preschools or to qualified families visiting Angels of God. Volunteers of the program collect, assemble and decorate lunch bags filled with nutritious snacks. As part of our Palm Sunday Youth Fellowship, we are asking the Sunday School children to help us be “Snack Angels”. In order for this outreach exercise to be a success we need your help! Before Palm Sunday on April 9th, we will be collecting healthy snacks. Some ideas:
- Granola bars
- Cheddar or peanut butter crackers
- Juice boxes
- Individual pretzel bags
- Veggie chips
- Apple sauce containers or pouches
Snacks can be dropped off downstairs in the Teacher Resource Room in the Youth Group wing or in a box in the Parish Hall labeled “Angels Snack Bags”. On Palm Sunday, the Sunday School children will be tasked with decorating and assembling these bags.
Please contact Amanda McNally if you have questions.