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Additional GPC Outreach
Hamilton Heights Backpack Program
In 2017, Grand Point Church was approached by Hamilton Heights Elementary School to partner in assisting with the weekend nutritional needs of their students. Access to assisted school program meals is not available during non-school days, and there were some students who may not qualify for free/reduced lunches but needed nutritional support. This partnership, known as the Hamilton Height’s Backpack Program, was formed to address the growing concerns for food insecurity among students and their families.
Initially, we provided weekend nutrition for 20 students. Today, we serve 39 students at this elementary school.
The Backpack Program provides eligible students with two breakfasts, two lunches, two snacks, two fruits/vegetables, and two drinks over the weekends when access to other nutrition programs are not available. The GPC – Chambersburg Youth pack these lunches each week as part of their community service work.
As part of our desire to assist the students and families at Hamilton Heights, we have also provided Thanksgiving meals, Christmas gifts, and Easter meals.
How can you help with this outreach?
We try to keep enough food supplies on hand so that each student’s bag is the same. Below are the items that we pack in these bags. We will gratefully accept donations of these items (delivered to our GPC-Chambersburg campus) or financial donations toward the purchase of these items.
- Individual size packets of oatmeal
- Single-serve cereal boxes or bowls
- Breakfast bars/nutrigrain bars
- Single-serve mac & cheese
- Mac & cheese boxes
- Cans of soups
- Canned ravioli/beef-a-roni/spaghetti O’s
- Ramen noodles
- Nissen cup of noodles
- Cans of tuna
- Individual size fruit cups
- Individual size applesauce cups
- Small cans of vegetables
- Mini water bottles
- Juice boxes & Yoo-hoo
- Snack size bags of chips, pretzels, cookies, etc.
- Motts or Welch’s fruit snacks
- Cracker packets
- Jiff to go packets
If you would like more information about this outreach program or if you have questions, please contact Tammy Bock at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coalition for Christian Outreach
The Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) shares the Gospel with students and develops passionate disciples of Christ on college campuses. They serve together with the church and invite students into the lives of local congregations. They give students a vision for serving Jesus Christ in their studies, jobs, communities, and families. Learn more at ccojubilee.org.
Chambersburg Cold Weather Drop-In Shelter
This shelter is a Christian-based program developed to provide a warm, safe and clean environment for those who are homeless, and have no options for shelter during the cold inclement months of the year. To learn how you can volunteer, how to provide a hot meal, and for a list of needed items please visit their website.