Mt. Clemens: Faith Support
The committee which oversees Blessings in a Backpack-Mount Clemens was formed from individuals from many of the local houses of worship including Grace Episcopal Church, First Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, American Lutheran Church and Zion United Church.
They saw children in the community going hungry but with the number of school-age children eligible for this program it was a daunting task. By working together, they believed they would be able to reach their goal of every child who needed weekend food would receive it.
Through the support of their congregations, they were able to begin the program. With the congregations continued support and additional donations from caring individuals, local companies and organizations from the Mount Clemens community and grants the steering committee’s vision was fulfilled and they have been able to provide food to all the children in all the school in the Mount Clemens School District.