Fund Steward: Jennifer Nelson

Overlapping and sharing of services with teams is the norm these days. So, these projects are also listed under the GAKAC umbrella. 1st UMC Outreach serves where the need shows up daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly!


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Hunger Doesn't Take a Spring Break



The YOUTH helped organize and pack all supplies for delivery!

Click HERE for more about Youth helping!



December 1, 2018

Toy Drive

Here are photos from the Ennis annual car show and toy drive. Toys are collected by the car club and donated to the Angel Tree for local families and children. Shown are families donating toys!

We appreciate and thank these families so very much! They will be making Christmas really special for a number of children!







Make It at the Market

Saturday, October 13, 2018 is the FUMC morning to Make It At the Market (Ennis Farmer's Market)

We will need to be there from 10-12 to help kiddos with a craft project that will be provided by the Farmer's Market.

Please let me know if you would like to help.  If you have kiddos that need Community Service Hours for a club/organization this would be a perfect opportunity to earn a couple of hours!!


Angel Tree:

• Services:

o Christmas gifts (sometimes includes food)

• Scope:

o Nursing home residents, ACROSS families, children of incarcerated parents and local

families unable to provide for their children.


Lion Cubs:

• Services:

o Weekend food back-pack program provides a food pack to students displaying behaviors indicative of chronic hunger or food insecurity.

o Food packs are kid friendly, easily hidden and require no   cooking.

o Participation is based on observable behavior indicative of     chronic hunger

o Christmas food basket (for each family – 100-125)

• Scope:

o 150-175 children weekly (2 X ECCs, 4 X Elementary, 2 X     Intermediate)  Austin, Bowie, Carver, Crockett, Houston,   Lummus, Miller and Travis

o 5,089 rations provided 2016/2017 school year (34 weekends)

o Program is administered by campus counselors



• Services:

o New shoes for students

o Participation is based on classroom teacher observation

• Scope:

o Usually Lion Cub kids but it can be any child that needs shoes.

o Program is administered by campus counselors


Hunger Doesn't take a Spring Break

Spring break can take a toll on families with students who rely on free or reduced priced meals during the school year. For many of these children, school breakfast and lunch are their primary source of nutrition for the day. A time off from school means time off from regular meals.




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