E. G. Ministries recently received a grant from the Roscommon County Community Foundation to help fund the Weekend Blessing Program. The grant for $1,200.00 was awarded from the Wade Family General Fund ($450.00), the Marilyn Brown Memorial Fund ($450.00) and the Roscommon County Kellogg Youth Fund ($300.00).
This program is designed to meet the nutritional needs of school children located in the Houghton Lake Community School District and Our Lady of the Lake Parochial School. Each Friday, the 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 Weekend Blessings Program is a collaborative effort with support from the Houghton Lake Community School District, our Lady of the Lake Parochial School, Sav-A-Lot, Glen’s, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Northwood Wholesale Outlet in Pinconning as well as the concerned citizens of Roscommon County.