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Stuff the Police Van Food Drive starts Nov. 7

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November 7-9 and 14-15, 2017
Metropolis Police Department Stuff the Van Food Drive

The Metropolis Police Department is partnering with the local charity group, Weekend Blessings, this year to help feed our school kids. The Metropolis Police van will be parked at the following locations on the listed dates. Help stuff the van to provide food for children in need during the weekends.

Type of foods they are looking for are:
Single serve portions of Macaroni & Cheese, Ravioli, Soup, Vienna Sausages, Ramen Noodles, Applesauce, Fruit Cups, Granola Bars, Snack Bars, Chips, Cookies, Rice Krispie Treats and Fruit Snacks.

The van will be at the following locations:

  • Tue. Nov. 7 – Metropolis Elementary
  • Wed. Nov. 8 – Unity Elementary
  • Thu. Nov. 9 – Brookport Elementary
  • Tue. Nov. 14 – Jefferson Elementary
  • Wed. Nov. 15 – Franklin Elementary

Unable to make it to one of the schools to donate? No problem. Metropolis City Hall will also have a box available for donations to be dropped off.

Each Friday, Weekend Blessings provides participating children receive a bag consisting of two breakfast selections, two lunch selections, two dinner selections, a dairy snack, a fruit snack and a fun snack in their school lockers. Currently, the Weekend Blessings Program is serving 125-130 local students each week. Average yearly cost to operate the program is $23,000. Contact Weekend Blessings for information or donations through email at massacweekendblessings@gmail.com or Facebook.

For additional information contact Sgt. Carl Manley at 618-524-2310. For questions or to make donations, contact First United Methodist Church at 618-524-9325,

Share Your Heart with a Hungry Child for Valentine’s Day

child with ValentineThrough Friday, February 13, 2015
Be a Valentine: Share Your Heart With a Hungry Child
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Pick-up time on Feb. 13
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis

Purchase a certificate in the name of a loved one or a person you want to honor.  Weekend Blessings will provide you with a certificate to give your sweetheart to show that a donation is being made in their name for Valentine’s Day. Proceeds will be used to benefit the Weekend Blessings Program, which provides weekend meals to 95-100 children per week.  Anyone purchasing a certificate in the amount of $50 or more will have the option of receiving a t-shirt.

For donations, contact Steve or Donna Bunyard at 618-543-7388 or sbunyard@djklink.net,  Mike or Melissa Rushing at 270-994-2645, or see Alissa Hayes, Sherry or Scott Deming or Sharon Burris.  Information is also available on the Weekend Blessings Facebook Page.

Certificates can be picked up at the First United Methodist Church on Feb. 13th at 4 p.m.