Under the guidance of  Mission Backpack Coordinators Susan Shelley and Amanda Paton-Znak, and alongside the faithful service of the volunteers and donors, this ministry ensures that students in underserved neighborhoods and vulnerable families have essential weekend sustenance throughout the school year. From procuring food items at local stores to packing them into bags and delivering them to schools, and finally placing them into the hands of students every Friday afternoon, this ministry relies on many hands and feet.

After three years of dedicated oversight, Susan and Amanda are taking a well-deserved step back. The Missions and Affiliations Committee members feel a deep gratitude to them on behalf of the church and acknowledge their leadership as an excellent example of lay-led ministry (my personal favorite kind!). As Mission Backpack concludes the 2023-24 school year, we invite you to consider whether volunteering or contributing to Mission Backpack aligns with your calling at First Baptist. To explore volunteering opportunities, please email me at matt.rollins@firstbaptistgreenville.com. To support this ministry financially, visit https://firstbaptistgreenville.com/give/ and choose Mission Backpack from the drop-down menu.

Thank you volunteers!
Gayle Brown
Susan K Shelley
John Braeunig
Bill and Tena Mims
Kathy Stewart
Doug Page
Dawn Strickland
Jo Devon
Ellen Wilson
David Kostyal
Tricia Austin
Stephanie Wright
Betty Connors
Becky Lauder
Anne Cargill
Cindy Coggins
Becky Bouton
Peggy Paul
Pam Spengeman
Katina Moungrides
Regenia and Mac McClain
Lynn Freemon
Elaine Barnhill
Lisa Davis
Emily Fayssoux
Elizabeth Hart
Rebecca Feldman
Sara Ashley Richardson
Dick Stelling
Leigh Joye
Jane Milford
Mittie Taylor
Nancy Schlepphorst

—Matt Rollins, Minister of Community Engagement

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