Sponsor a family with a monthly food box
For $50 a month, you can sponsor a family with a food box. Our families come to a designated location once a month to pick up their food box and are prayed with, loved on, and encouraged. They are also given recipes that can be made with the food in their box. Our hope is that each sponsor would not only support the family through their monthly contribution, but would also pray for their family, write an encouraging note to them, or meet them face to face.
Volunteer at food box distribution
Our families pick up their food box on the Saturdays listed below from 9-10am at Manna House, Lincoln Village, Madison County Elementary School, or Owens Cross Roads United Methodist Church. You can help assemble the food boxes or pray with the families when they pick up their box. The dates for 2021 are: January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 20, December 18.
You can participate in the ministry of For Life by writing notes of encouragement to the families that we serve. These cards will be given to them when they pick up their food box each month.
Love One Madison County Events
Each year For Life has a Back to School and Christmas party for the families that we serve. Lunch is served, the gospel is shared, and there are fun activities, games, and crafts. Smaller events are also held for the families throughout the year. An individual or business can sponsor one of these events by providing lunch.
Families who are part of the Love One Madison County program can apply for scholarships to help cover the cost of educational resources for the adults or children in the family such as tutoring, after school programs, extra-curricular activities, job training, or college classes. Click on the names below to hear from those who have received an educational scholarship.
Welcome Home Kits
One of the new programs for 2021 is our Welcome Home Kits. We provide these kits to families who are moving into their new home at Lincoln Village to ease their burden during this transition. These kits can have linens, pots & pans, cleaning supplies, or small items for their home that they may need. Each family fills out a checklist to inform us of their personal needs and preferences, then we provide them witha basket of their preferred items to help welcome them to their new home!
If you would like to sponsor a local family, donate to the educational scholarship program, or assist with the Love One Madison County program please contact Jennifer Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the For Life Ministries’ office at 256-203-2997.
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