Asbury UMC Member Laura Kirkpatrick

Asbury has packed brown-bag lunches for B'ham students in need since 2013. To date, Asbury has contributed over $500,000 to this mission and more than 40,000 students have received meals to sustain them during spring and fall breaks, when school-provided lunches are unavailable.

Brown Bag is one of Asbury's most ambitious mission efforts, yet truly beloved by parishioners. “Feeding the hungry is reason enough to participate year after year,” says Missions in Action Committee and Organizer Ralph Ritter, “but we also do it because we have to live for Christ and this is one way we can send the heart of Asbury to those who need it most.”

Our next Asbury Serves church-wide mission opportunity is Nov. 16, 17 & 18. Asbury needs your help to provide 3,025 bagged lunches to B’ham students in need. We’ll need volunteers to unload food and set up tables on Saturday at 10:00 a.m., help stuffing the bags on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., and a handful of folks to help deliver lunches to area schools on Monday at 7:00 a.m.