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    On Sunday, April 30th, our Sunday School and Youth participated in Service Day to support the Galilee United Methodist Church Backpack Buddy Program. Our congregation and CKCP families purchased donations throughout the month of April. On April 30th, the Sunday School classes sorted and packed the food into bags for recipients. The kids seemed to have a lot of fun while making an impact in the community. We packed and delivered 336 bags! Thanks to everyone for your food and monetary donations.
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    Galilee provides food to 391 students at six different schools every week. These are students whose families are financially struggling and might not have food to eat over the weekend without this program. Below is a list of the schools that Galilee supports with Backpack Buddies:
    Meadowland Elementary:  90 packs
    Countryside Elementary:  90 packs
    Rolling Ridge Elementary:  90 Packs
    Seneca Ridge Middle:  81 Packs
    Dominion High School:  25 Packs
    Sanders Corner Elementary:  15 Packs
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    Pulled from Galilee Backback Buddies website:
    About Backpack Buddies:
    Our story began more than six years ago when we learned that nearly 12,000 children in Loudoun County were food insecure. As the wealthiest county in the United States, we found this statistic troubling. We quickly responded to this need by launching the Backpack Buddies Program, which  provides weekend, summer, and holiday meal packs to Loudoun County students receiving free or reduced-price school meals.

    THE PROBLEM …

    HUNGER IN LOUDOUN COUNTY

    –  25% of Loudoun County residents have incomes that qualify them for SNAP.

    –  The average cost of a meal in Loudoun County is $3.05.  The “Meal Gap” in Loudoun is $8,428,110.

    –  $8,428,110 is 0.06% of the total income in Loudoun County.

    –  For about $7/month per Loudoun County household, we can close Loudoun’s “Meal Gap.”

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