[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/176597957" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Pam Maile, Academic Volunteer Coordinator at Northport, visited Mount Olivet and shared stories of the impact that KidPack has had on the children and families of Northport Elementary.
Over 90% of the students at Northport are on, or are eligible for free & reduced lunch. Mount Olivet has partnered with the school and twice a month this faith community packs 1,300 bags of food for the children at Northport to take home on weekends. Every Friday volunteers take 600 bags to distribute to the children at Northport and are greeted by smiles and thank yous.
This opportunity to bechurch & becommunity together with Northport has grown into a wonderful partnership. The team here at Mount Olivet is looking to further strengthen our support of Northport and start coordinating with their need for volunteers to work directly with the children. Stay tuned as more information comes out for those opportunities!