Michigan VBS Kids Feed Neighborhood

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Vacation Bible school kids raised money to distribute a truckload of food to neighbors of Community Christian Reformed Church in Wyoming, Mich.

The church wanted the kids to see their offerings used in a tangible way, so it brought a truck filled with 5,000 pounds of free food into the church parking lot.

 “It makes me feel good because I can make other people feel good,” said Josie Yarrington, 12. “I am able to go out of my way for them.”

Almost 120 kids attended the VBS ministry: some not only helped pass out food but invited their families to receive food.

Almost 120 kids gave away 5,000 pounds of free food to neighbors of Community CRC.

Ryan Struyk

“My hours were cut at my job, and as a single parent of two, the food truck really helps supplement the food in our household,” said Tanja Myszak.

The church also provided sno-cones, popsicles, and face painting for kids while families registered.

Volunteers distributed bananas, bread, potatoes, corn, cheese, and even some desserts to more than 60 households.            

“I think it’s cool that the kids raised [the money]. I think it teaches kids about giving to the church and being unselfish with their money,” said VBS volunteer Cory McCallum, 17. “Some families don’t have as much food, so it’s always important to help out as much as we can.”

“It’s an awesome feeling to be able to help other people and just to see the smiles on their faces,” said member Linda Howe. “That’s what we’re here for. We’re trying to get out into the neighborhood to let them know that in these bad times, there is a support system—and it’s their local church.”

About the Author

Ryan Struyk was a former Banner news correspondent for classes Grand Rapids South and Thornapple Valley. 

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It was a wonderful VBS week at Community. We not only had about 120 kids attend during the week but had many volunteers from our church. I always enjoy doing VBS. Thanks Ryan and VBS committee for doing an awesome job!

Being a volunteer is the best feeling ever can't wait until next year! To see all those children learning about God. They would bring their money to help with the food truck with smiles on their faces!

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