Thank you all for helping get a snack to happen. It makes a big difference to the youth and children. Thus it makes a big difference to the teachers who have happier students and when we have happier teachers we can more easily recruit volunteers and therefore serve families and help change the world.
Did you know you were doing all that?
Communion in the original sense was about sharing food as a united community. This little thing makes a big difference to the kids too.You will provide the time and attention to the prep and delivery. We can provide the food or you can donate it. Let the DRE know if you want us to purchase food. Reimbursement is available too.
It really only takes one person to do this task, but two is good company, preps faster, and its good to have a backup. Kids are welcome, but we need an adult to oversee it.
What's for snack?: NO NUTS! We sometimes have a student with severe peanut allergy and to some tree nuts. Do not bring anything with peanuts. We also stay away from candy, fruit juice, and cookies. We know that concentrated sugar is unhealthy. Please do not bring it.
We like: veggie sticks and fruit, cheese and crackers, bagel and cream cheese, creative displays, carbohydrates (whole wheat when possible), cold water with lemon, etc. some fruit juice is ok if it is pre-poured in small amounts and water is also served.
One plate/tray for each class (Grab an order of service to check which classes are meeting and where.) We serve water for drinks. You can leave a pitcher for the elementary group and the teens. You can prep before service and deliver it to the classrooms before 10:30, OR you can leave after Time for All Ages when the kids do, zip into the kitchen to make up the serving plates and take them to the classrooms. We need the snack delivered no later than 11:30. Please clean up snack prep, and dishes after service.
Thanks again. If you have any questions, call me on my mobile (510) 847-8219.
|| Jeffrey Melcher