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BackPack Weekend

Food Bags


RCHS Pantry

2019-20 School Year BackPack Sign up   Sheets by School

The third time he said to him, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?

Then feed my sheep." Adapted from John 21:17

With an amazing outpouring of Community Support from individuals, businesses, churches and civic groups we are in our third year of providing a weekend supply of food to children who are at risk. Each bag contains: 2 Breakfasts, 1  Lunch Item, Fresh or packaged fruit or vegetables, and snacks. The items can be eaten directly from the package or prepared by the student with little training on cooking safety.


During the last School Year, over 23,000 bags of food was distributed to school children in Roane County Schools either by the BackPack Program or Fruits and Veggies Program through Mountaineer Food Bank.


Our Program is available for any child in Spencer Elementary, Spencer Middle School and Walton Elementary/Middle School. The students at Geary Elementary/Middle School also benefit from this program and from local community involvement in joint support of the program. The students at Roane County High are served through the in-house pantry setup in the school.  There are no income restrictions or qualifiers. We believe that NO CHILD should have to go to school hungry or have to spend the weekend without basic food and nutrition. Sign-up forms are available in the Office at each school.  Sign-up forms are also available for downloading and printing by clicking  the button on the left for your child's school.


For more information on the BackPack Program and how young lives are being touched, call the church at 304-927-4427 or stop in during the week.


To make a financial contribution by check, make your check payable to

Memorial United Methodist Church and write BackPack Program on the memo line.

Mail it to Memorial United Methodist Church,

509 Market Street, Spencer, WV 25276.

To donate by PayPal using Bank transfer, Credit or Debit Card -

click the Donate button to the left.

Your gift to this Program may be tax deductible, consult with your tax advisor if uncertain.