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Ready to Help Fight Hunger?

Lunch Bags for Hope

DURATION

Less than 30 Minutes

WHERE

At your kitchen table with friends or family

WHEN

Ongoing activity throughout the year

WHO NEEDS TO HELP

Class, scout troop, or other group of like-minded kids (assumes an adult is also involved in the facilitation, but activity is geared toward group involvement and can be primarily executed by the children involved)

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

The decorated lunch bags show our guests that there are people who care about them in the community. Often, people who are homeless don't feel welcome anywhere and have to move from place to place. The cheerful lunch bags give them hope that their situation can get better.

DESCRIPTION

Every week, in addition to a hot breakfast, Hope's Corner distributes about 200 bag lunches to homeless or low-income people. Our guests love to receive lunch bags decorated with happy and hopeful pictures and messages!  Put your creativity to work and brighten their day! We use size #6 lunch bags that you can purchase at large grocery stores or online. Please use markers or pens but not glitter or stickers (which make a mess on our floor). 


ITEMS NEEDED

Size #6 paper bag (brown or white are fine)

Crayons or markers for decorating


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

You can deliver these items to Hope's Corner located at Trinity UMC, 748 Mercy Street, Mountain View at the following times:

  • Thursdays, 9 am - 1 pm
  • Saturdays, 8 - 10 am

You can also email us to arrange another time. If you are not local or if dropping by is not convenient, you can also send them in a package to 748 Mercy Street, Mountain View, CA 94041.


CONTACT INFO

650-468-7890

Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.

Decorate the lunch bag with cheerful and colorful drawings and/or messages. They can be related to holidays or seasons or just friendly messages, like "Have a great day!"

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