Support Kids in Your Community This Summer
Did you know that more than 3,300 kids in the Brainerd Lakes Area rely on their school’s free and reduced-price meal programs for lunch? For these kids, when the school year ends, so does the school lunch program— challenging families financially during the summer months.
Bridges of Hope, through Operation Sandwich, provides much needed meals weekly to students facing summer hunger. Grocery bags including 5 days’ worth of bread, peanut butter, jelly, granola bars, fruit snacks, an additional snack, and fresh fruit and/or vegetables are available for pick-up once per week. Because of rising food prices, it will cost 19% more this year to feed the same number of kids as last year. Operation Sandwich is counting on your support to raise $25,000 to meet the needs of kids and their families in 2022.
Donate to feed kids and families this summer
Make a donation to ensure all kids have the nourishment they need to get them through the summer.
With Operation Sandwich, your gift goes further:
$60 – Sponsor a child’s sandwich supplies for a month
$120 – Purchase peanut butter needed for a week
$250 – Feed one child for an entire month
$400 – Cover the cost of bread for one week
$600 – Provide healthy snacks for a week
$1,000 – Sponsor fresh produce for an entire month
Our mission is to build bridges of support, anchored in Christ’s love, between families in the Brainerd Lakes area and our community partners that can help them thrive and grow with hope.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Bridges of Hope links families to community supports and resources. It creates partnerships within the broader community to help strengthen, stabilize and support families in the Lakes area, sending a message of hope and empowering families to thrive.
We believe families can be strengthened through both formal and informal supports. We respect the diversity, individual needs, beliefs and values of those we work with.