Project N.O.W. - Nutrition on Weekends

Project NOW (Nutrition on Weekends) began when the congregation of Webster Groves Christian Church recognized a need in a local Head Start Program where children went home on the weekends to homes where there was often not enough food for the whole family.

Every week Webster Groves Christian Church packs a bag for 15 families (a total of 62 people) that contains enough food for two meals and two snacks for Saturday and Sunday. Church members volunteer in various ways; from donating money to support a family each week to buying fresh fruit each week to packing bags and delivering them to the Head Start building on Friday.

Story courtesy of Project N.O.W. directors Mat & Julie DeKinder.
Photos courtesy of Carole Hughes and Laura Stuetzer.