Mandi Anglin speaks to Lions Club about Backpack Ministry

By Tom Hawkins

Mandi Anglin was the speaker for the Groesbeck Lions Club last week with topic being the Backpack Ministry. She was introduced by Jan Bohls.

Anglin explained that Backpack Ministry was created five years ago to provide a backpack of healthy food items for students who needed them, for the weekends when the students do not eat at school. Some of the children have very little to eat at home during the weekend.

The backpack program started with the elementary age campuses but was later expanded to the high school campus. The students who receive the backpacks are recommended by the principals and teachers. Anglin noted that 110 children receive a backpack each Friday.

Backpack Ministry has expanded its services to local students. A variety of toiletries are given to the students on a regular basis. Also, the group provides prom dresses and tuxedos for high school students in order for them to attend their proms. The children are also remembered with a Christmas gift. Blankets are also provided to the individuals who need them.

Anglin stated that monetary donations may be made to Backpack Ministries at the Citizens State Bank in Groesbeck. The local Backpack Ministries serves the students of the Groesbeck Independent School District.

Anglin added that if anyone has any questions or interest in the Backpack Ministries to please call her at 254-424-7451.

Among those who have been involved in the local Backpack Ministries since its creation are Lea Hardison, Crala Pringle, Rachel Bradley, Linda Wilson, Brenda Copeland, Lindy Meredith, Kim Myers, and, perhaps, several others.

The Lions Club voted to supply the children in Backpack Ministry with Valentine cards for them to give to their friends.

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