The people of Harvest serve the children and teachers of the school in various ways. View 2017-18 school year service opportunities by clicking the link below:
Contact volunteer coordinator Janet Davis via email or at (941) 209-5275 to learn more and sign up to serve.
Pack-A-Sack currently provides 135 chronically-hungry Samoset children with bags (or “sacks”) of food each Friday during the school year to be eaten over the weekend. Research demonstrates that hunger inhibits a child’s ability to concentrate on schoolwork. By providing nutritional food over the weekend, Harvest hopes to both alleviate hunger and help these children excel in school.
The Harvest Pack-A-Sack ministry packs and delivers individual servings of nutritious foods with pop-tops or other packaging that could easily be opened by a small child. The program is supported through the generosity of the congregation, including donations of food items or tax-deductible financial contributions.
Contact Pack-A-Sack leader Brian Harrison at to learn more and participate.
The following items are the Pack-a-Sack "master menu":
*Pasta or Mac & Cheese tubs (easy open)
*Applesauce or Fruit cups (no sugar added)
*Cheese Crackers (filled w/cheese or PB)
*Cereals (boxed, individual)
*Breakfast bars (or granola bars)
*Fruit Juice (no sugar added, boxes)