SUNNY – Serving Up Nutrition Now for Youth
Within the greater Brooklyn communities, nearly 8,000 children and youth receive subsidized or free school lunches due to family income levels. During the summer, however, these children are not at school and thus often don’t get regular, healthy lunches. SUNNY helps to provide these much needed meals.
SUNNY leadership thanks all of the volunteers and donors who helped make 2019 a great success, serving over 8000 meals. Dates for 2020 are June 8th through Sept 4th. We look forward to seeing all the smiling faces of everyone. Sign up for volunteers will start May 1st. Special help is needed in these areas: Grocery Buyers, Team Leaders, Registration.
In 2020, BUMC’s SUNNY program is entering our 8th year! Since our beginning we’ve served over 53,000 free meals to our guests. The SUNNY guests pack a bag lunch for two days, the current and the next day. The lunches are not eaten on site, but are brought home to enjoy.
Each bag lunch includes:
- One sandwich per person, made up of:
- whole wheat, white bread or tortillas,
- pre-portioned packets of chicken, turkey, beef or ham slices; or
- packets of peanut butter and jelly
- A packet of raw, seasonal vegetables
- A fresh fruit
- A sweet or salty snack
There are many opportunities for service — SUNNY needs at least 9-11 volunteers per day. We welcome volunteers from business and corporate groups, organizations, and families, as well as individuals. Volunteers of all ages have found the experience extremely rewarding. If you would like to sign up individually or as a team, please call the church office at 763-561-1684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 Corinthians 9:8: God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.