Join FUEL kids ministry efforts

Published 12:03 am Sunday, February 18, 2018

This is to request that area organizations and individuals put the Miss-Lou FUEL Ministry on their radar now.  The 2018-19 academic school year will be FUEL’s seventh year to reach hungry school age children in Adams County and Concordia Parish. From September through May, FUEL distributes weekend food bags to 40 area school age children who may otherwise go without food for as long as 67-plus hours from Friday school lunch to Monday school breakfast. Annual campaigning for monetary contributions for weekend food bags begins April 1 with contributions received in-hand by May 15 determining the number of children FUEL can commit to reach the following academic year. All monetary contributions, regardless of amount, are needed, as the cost to feed one child during the academic year is about $300.

This ecumenical, non-denominational ministry for the Miss-Lou was founded by Ginny Benoist, Stephanie Butts and Kathy White, but there are many others of all ages in the Miss-Lou who support this ministry through prayer, individual and prayer group monetary donations, packing food bags  and delivering weekend bags weekly to schools in the Miss-Lou.

In the spirit of anonymous servanthood, contributor names and individual amounts are undisclosed, but the host-organization bookkeeper issues receipts to donors for their charitable donations.

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The current host-organization for bookkeeping and a place for staging and storage services is Natchez First Presbyterian Church, 400 State St., Natchez, MS 39120. Checks for donations, mailed to that address, should be made payable to “First Presbyterian Church” with memo: FUEL.  There is room for additional host-organizations in the Miss-Lou, and the founders of Miss-Lou FUEL are available to mentor new host-organizations.

To schedule the Miss-Lou FUEL founders for an informational presentation about FUEL, contact Ginny Benoist at 601-445-4148.
Ginny Benoist,

Co-founder of Miss-Lou FUEL