FYI – As you know we take the summer off from packing JFY bags.  But before you know it school will be back in session.  A typical JFY bag contains 2 drinks, cereals, and lunches, along with 1 sweet, salty, Pop Tart Bites, fruit, peanut butter, jelly, and hot chocolate.  We try to vary the sweet, salty and fruit we give.  The products selected are usually based on the cost/sale at that time.  There is a photo below showing what a typical bag includes. Our May order came to about $9.00 per bag.  We average 50 – 55 bags per week.  If we go with the 50 bags, we are spending $450 for a week, $1800 a month and $16,200 a school year.  And, as well all know, prices will continue to rise. We begin at 3:00 in the lobby in the back of the church off the Family Life Center.  Typically, we are done by 4:00.  The only thing needed to help is a heart of love.  Packing dates for the upcoming school year are:

 September 6, October 3, November 7, December 5, January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1 

As always, we appreciate your support in whatever way you can.  Prayer for the program and the students who receive the bags, volunteering to help if you are able, and monetary donations are all welcome.  These precious souls are able to eat every weekend thanks to your dedication and generosity to the JFY program. We look forward to another successful school year.  Thank you all.    Blessings – Debb Bowman, JFY Coordinator