Chewy Tuesdays kicks off its 8th summer season in just a month. Tuesday, 12 June 2018 marks the beginning of another season of love delivered in a paper sack. What is Chewy Tuesdays?
It is a ministry of the Burns Flat Cumberland Presbyterian Church conducted on every Tuesday in June and July to feed children in Burns Flat. This year the ministry will include Dill City if there are sufficient volunteers to deliver to that area. Chewy Tuesdays is more than a food ministry. It is a chance to tell children that God loves them. Children do not heart that simple message enough.
Among the kid-friendly lunch fare are hot dogs, ham and cheese sandwiches, and the longtime favorite—peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. There are some simple sides to go with this meal delivered in a decorated paper bag but among them the most valued is fresh fruit.
Fruit is something that many children simple do not get in the course of the summer. Prices have precluded many families from purchasing grapes and bananas and even apples. Regardless of the main course, each meal always includes fruit.
Ministry members have been contacting families that they know have children that might enjoy the Tuesday lunch but so many just don’t know about Chewy Tuesdays. The only requirement to receive the meals is that the parents contact the church with the names and ages of the childre and report any food allergies for those receiving meals. It’s just that simple. Income level does not matter. Every child needs to be told that God loves them, so it is important that the children are present to receive the meals.
Ministry members also appreciate a phone call if the children will be out of town on any given Tuesday. If you would like your children to receive these meals and this wonderful reminder of God’s love, please contact the church at (580) 562-4706. If you can’t participate directly but would like to donate, please make your check out to CPC and put Chewy Tuesdays in the “for” line.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church is located at 205 State Highway 44 in Burns Flat, Oklahoma. The mailing address is PO Box 8, Burns Flat, Oklahoma 73624. The church motto is God’s Love in Action!