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Blessings in a Backpack

Central UMC is committed to the Blessings in a Backpack program! We have been instrumental in starting and maintaining the program at Riverside Elementary in Waterford.

The mission of Blessings in a Backpack is to provide backpacks with food for those children and their families over the weekends throughout the school year. It costs $100 per child, per school year to make sure those children receive the nourishment they need. Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program.

Getting Involved

Blessings in a Backpack is running well at Riverside Elementary in Waterford!!! There are many ways that you can help! Volunteers are needed to help unload the delivery of food, to help pack the backpacks, and of course through donations. We are so proud of this program and would love any support that you can help provide. For more information please call the Church office at 248-681-0040 or you can check out the Blessings in a Backpack organization in Michigan on the web at: Blessings in a Backpack.