Lunches of Love

Opportunity To serve:

St. Catherine’s is inviting volunteers from age 4 through adult to join us for a service day at Lunches of Love.

WHEN:

Check the Horizon for specific dates and times

 

WHERE:

First United Methodist Church

1127 3rd St,

Rosenberg, TX 77471

(281) 342-3333

HOW:

There will be a sign-up sheet available in the narthex at the church.

WHO:

Please contact our mission coordinator,  Beverly  for monthly outreach opportunities.

 

LunchesofLove1Lunches of Love, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is committed to helping end childhood hunger in Rosenberg-Richmond by providing a free nutritious sack lunch during extended school holidays and weekends.

What we do:


LoL serves nutritious lunches Monday-Friday during extended school holidays (spring break, summer and Christmas break) and weekends. Each lunch costs approximately $0.75 and is made with love inside the kitchen of our host site, First UMC Rosenberg.

Inside Every Bag:

Main Entree- sandwich, spaghetti or hot dog

Goldfish, pretzels or wheat thins

Fruit, yogurt, or low fat snack

Juice or Water

Many children living in families facing food insecurity rely on school lunch as their only meal of the day. Lunches of Love is here to help fill the gap during extended school holidays (Christmas break, spring break and summer vacation) and weekends. We offer children in need a nutritious sack lunch and a snack.

In our community, a large percentage (over 87% – Title 1 Schools) of our children are on free and reduced lunches during the school year. Many of these children would go hungry without LoL.

“Texas ranks 3rd in the nation for food insecurity, meaning one in five adults and one in four children in our state are hungry, and that is simply unacceptable.” – Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner, Todd Staples

Hunger impairs our children’s health in significant and long-lasting ways:

Impedes growth and development

More illness, including stomach- and headaches, colds, ear infections and fatigue

Poorer mental health

More hospitalizations

Have impaired cognitive functioning and diminished capacity to learn

Achieve lower test scores and overall school performance

YOUR help will make a difference in a child receiving a nutritious meal or going hungry!