You Feed Them Missional Food Pantry

Community Resource Day at Barnes UMC

The You Feed Them Missional Food Pantry hosted the 4th annual Community Resource Day at Barnes UMC. This is event has become a resource connector and relationship builder in the United Northwest Area neighborhood (UNWA). In 2021, 381 children were registered for new shoes and over 430 children received supply-filled backpacks. In addition, each family received a “Lit Bag”, filled with community resource information and messages of God’s love. 16 resource vendors were on-site to provide in-person information and in some cases, services on the spot. In addition, this year marked the beginning of the Youth Financial Literacy initiative, borne of a partnership between You Feed Them MFP and Christian Family Credit Union. Each year, Community Resource Day is much more than a one day event, and with this new financial literacy initiative, is actively helping children and youth in the community learn the value of saving for the future.