Special Message from the 8th Graders
Dear St. Matthew’s Parents,
Our school is sponsoring a food drive at Christ Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. The eighth grade is leading this event and we’d love it if our St. Matthew’s families would bring in cereal to stock the shelves of the needy in Milwaukee. We are so blessed here at St. Matthews with our abundance of food. Sadly some have far less than we do. The least we can do is to give back and serve our Savior.
To add fun and to see our progress, we are constructing a wall of cereal boxes in the downstairs hallway. The donated cereal will be taken to Christ Lutheran on April 11, but we the donations are needed at school by Good Friday.Cheerio!
—Eighth Grade Class of 2015.Note: These donations are strictly for cereal. Thanks so much for your time and food.
More Information on the Food Drive
Our school is sponsoring the food distribution at a food pantry in Milwaukee on Saturday, April 11. This free food pantry is operated by Christ Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.
People who come to the food pantry come for a lot of reasons….they are poor, elderly, disabled, or depressed. These people could use our help! About 15 people at a time are allowed to go into the food pantry. Once inside, they hear a devotion either in English or in Spanish. After that, they can help themselves to any clothing item. They then receive a grocery bag of food before getting signed out of the pantry! We think this is a great ministry! The people who come to the pantry get help for their worldly needs AND their spiritual needs!
In addition to supplying volunteers who will distribute food and clothing and the food pantry, we would also love to bring some food donations to the pantry to help stock their shelves!
That’s where the 8th graders, come in. They are taking the lead on this food drive. This “Cereal Food Drive” needs to be completed by Friday, April 3 (Good Friday), so we need your help now! We are asking that donations of cereal boxes be brought in to school starting tomorrow!
The 8th graders' plan is to build a “wall” of cereal boxes in the downstairs hallway of school so everyone can easily see our progress… and be inspired to donate! Let’s build a giant wall of cereal!The donated cereal will be taken to Milwaukee on April 11. We have enough volunteers to help at the food pantry already, so all we need is the cereal!
Link to Food Pantry and Church Site: Christ Lutheran Church