This week is a BIG WEEK for our Powderhorn community as a majority of schools open their doors for our students! HUGE thanks to all of you who contributed towards our Back2School Drive a few weeks back in helping to prepare 250 of our students for their first day! Thank you!
Beyond the tangible need for school supplies, the beginning of the school year marks the fall launching of our weekend meal distribution in partnership with Sheridan Story and Folwell School. Food insecurity continues to be a huge issue in our neighborhood and while we’re not able to fully address all the issues surrounding this reality, we are committed to play our part.
Ace in the City is again sponsoring 50 students with weekend meals every Friday of the school year. We have also recruited a few local churches to add to the totals, bringing our number to 65 students walking home for the weekend with meals for their family!
This program has accelerated our partnership with Folwell School. They see Ace in the City as an organization who can be trusted and with their students as our highest priority. Thank God!
We grieve about these food insecurity issues. Yet we celebrate the small and humble, good and powerful, work of this program as it addresses something very real and relevant in our neighborhood. And we press on to sponsor more students, deepen our collaborative efforts and love and serve more like Jesus.