Risen Savior is partnering with Restoration Covenant Church to sponsor the Every Meal Weekend Meal Program for Westview Elementary School in Apple Valley. The weekend meal program operates in multiple schools to provide children with wholesome food each Friday and eliminate the weekend food gap.
What is Every Meal?
Every Meal is a non-profit organization with a mission to fight child hunger. They focus on filling the food gaps children face on weekends, extended breaks, and summer when they’re not able to access school meal programs. They provide children and families experiencing food insecurity with access to good food at more than 500 locations in Minnesota. Learn more about Every Meal at this link.
What do volunteers do?
Distributing food bags in children’s backpacks is at the heart of Every Meal’s work, and as a Weekend Meal Program Food Distribution Volunteer, you’ll be at the center of it. This role involves:
- Discreetly placing food bags directly in children’s backpacks or lockers
- Dedicating 1-2 hours on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday while children are in school
- Volunteering at the same school each week
- Receiving training and guidance along the way
(Please note: You must be 18 or older and able to lift up to 35 lbs.)