Mary's Lunchbox: Teacher joins with church to begin backpack ministry

Mary's Lunchbox: Teacher joins with church to begin backpack ministry

Becky McKinney and her father-in-law Carl McKinney organize food donations for Mary's Lunch Box, a backpack program operated by Meadowview United Methodist Church serving students at Meadowview Elementary each week. (Photo by Carolyn R. Wilson for the Bristol Herald Courier)

By Carolyn R. Wilson/ Bristol Herald Courier


MEADOWVIEW, Va. (Nov. 29, 2015) -- Becky McKinney will never forget the day about five years ago when she was substituting at the school and she realized that some children may not have enough to eat on the weekends.

A member of Meadowview United Methodist Church, McKinney is doing something about that in her own community by starting a backpack program for students at Meadowview Elementary, and she invites members of the community to get involved.