Muskogee churches team up for backpack for kids in need

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — A handful of Muskogee churches that participate in the backpack food program for kids.

Pastors at Boulevard Christian Church and Presbyterian Church of Muskogee say the pandemic has caused some kids to struggle getting food due to the economy---and the need is greater than normal.

Volunteers deliver backpacks full of non--perishable snacks to select Muskogee schools once a week so kids don’t go hungry over the weekend.

Boulevard Christian Church Lead Pastor Steve Moss says the need has increased. He says more kids are at home---attending school virtually---so it’s harder to get the foods to the kids. Moss says there are many kids from single parent homes, and the pandemic has caused financial difficulties for some parents. Most Muskogee churches involved partner with one or two elementary schools--and provide the backpacks to students.