Mission Zero

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One of the ways New Passion shares compassion locally is through Mission Zero. This project is based on Matthew 25:31-46 where Jesus tells us through Scripture, “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’  “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!

Through Columbia County Family Connections, we have the opportunity to “feed and give drink to the least of these”, every weekend, by providing healthy meal assistance for under resourced children in our local elementary schools. New Passion purchases all of the food for the meal kits, assembles each kit, and delivers them to the school, so guidance counselors can distribute to each student in need. You can help provide meal kits for children in Grovetown, by donating $4 per child.

About the Program:

Mission Zero is offered through the Golden Harvest Food Bank and Columbia County Family Connections. This program provides children with a meal kit, each Friday during the school year. For decades the Federal Government has provided children with free and reduced lunch and breakfast programs but nothing on the weekends. New Passion Church is joining efforts with other churches and these organizations to fill in the gap and provide meals and snacks for weekend consumption who may not receive adequate nutrition.

The meals and snacks are ready to eat and do not need to be prepared by the children. The meals are at no cost to the families. Your $4 donation provides a single child, two breakfasts, two lunches and four snacks over a single weekend.

The Mission Zero Project has been running in Columbia County for the past three years. In the beginning only two schools participated: North Harlem Elementary and Grovetown Elementary for a total of 40 meal packages per week. Last year this program grew exponentially, serving 5 schools and 150 students per week. Currently, there are 11 schools participating in the Mission Zero Project: North Harlem , Bel Air, Euchee Creek, Cedar Ridge, Brookwood, South Columbia, North Columbia, Stevens Creek, Westmont, Evans and Grovetown Elementary with 289 students participating county wide.

Our goal as a church is to make sure ZERO students in Grovetown, GA, go without meals on the weekend.