E. G. Ministries recently requested and received a disbursement from their Special Project Fund which is administered by the Roscommon County Community Foundation. The disbursement for $8,000.00 was awarded from the Weekend Blessings Special Project Fund to help fund the Weekend Blessings Backpack Program.
This program is designed to meet the nutritional needs of school children located in the Houghton Lake Community School District and the Roscommon Area Public Schools. Each Friday, students who are on the Federal free lunch program, are provided with a backpack which contains enough nutritious food to supply them through the weekend. On Monday the student returns the backpack and each Friday the process is repeated.
The program is scheduled to begin on Friday October 5th and run throughout the school year. They expect to serve 96 students this year.
Jeanette Wiebenga, Director of the E.G. Ministries said: “We are so thankful for the Foundation and all that you have done for our county. You are a powerful supporter of so many projects that benefit all the members of our community.”