Heart F.E.L.T.

Fill a Backpack with Food, and Fill a Heart with Encouragement

The Heart F.E.L.T. Ministry to the Calvert County School System started during the summer of 2012. Heart F.E.L.T. (Filling Empty Little Tummies) is a program where backpacks filled with evening and weekend food are sent home with children who are in the subsidized school lunch program. This program helps fill empty little tummies of children who may go hungry on the weekends. The ministry team has also assisted PPES with providing Christmas food baskets, winter coats, and Christmas gifts to these children and their families.

Life Church started providing backpacks to the Plum Point Elementary students in need in the Spring of 2013. We are currently serving 42 empty little tummies and have packed over 1000 backpacks since its inception.

The founder of Heart F.E.L.T. of Calvert has received reports from faculty and staff indicating that they have seen significant improvement in the children’s attendance, attitudes, and grades. The Heart F.E.L.T. Ministry Mission Statement is “You Have Never Really Lived Until You Have Done Something For Someone Who Can Never Repay You”.

For more information regarding how you can help with this Heart F.E.L.T. ministry please email info@lifechurchcalvert.com.

    Heart F.E.L.T. Food List

    Cash donations and grocery store gift cards gladly accepted and thank you for our support! (Please, No Glass containers)

    • Bookbags (New or slightly used)
    • Almond Milk – single servings
    • Apple Sauce, 3.9 oz/pkg of 6/foil top
    • Beans & Franks, 7.75 oz/pop-top lid or 15 oz. can
    • Beefaroni, 15 oz
    • Beef Stew, 12 oz cans
    • Canned Corn, 15 oz
    • Cereal, single serving box/any flavor
    • Chicken, canned, 5 oz can
    • Chicken & Rice Soup, 11 oz/pop-top lid
    • Chicken Noodle Soup, 11 oz/pop-top lid
    • Cookies, single serve size
    • Cup O’ Noodles, 2.25 oz/any flavor
    • Fruit Cups, 4 oz
    • Fruit Snacks
    • Goldfish Crackers, 1.1 oz/individually wrapped
    • Green Beans, 15 oz can/pop-top lid
    • Hamburger Helper
    • Instant Oatmeal packets, individually wrapped/any flavor
    • Jar Jelly, 18 oz plastic jar
    • Jar Peanut Butter, 18 oz plastic jar
    • Juice, Fruit Punch, 6.75 oz box
    • Juices, Apple, Grape, Orange 6.75 oz boxes
    • Macaroni & Cheese, “Easy Mac” -single servings
    • Mac & Cheese 2.05 oz. bowl
    • Mac & Cheese 7.25 oz. box
    • Milk, 8 oz non-refrigerated
    • Mixed Vegetables, 15 oz can
    • Nutrigrain Cereal Bars, individually wrapped/any flavor
    • Peanut Butter Crackers, 6 count/individually wrapped
    • Peas, Sweet, 15 oz can
    • Pop Tarts, individually wrapped/any flavor
    • Potato Chips, individually wrapped/any flavor
    • Pretzels, single serving pkgs.
    • Pudding Cups, 3.5 oz/non-refrigerated
    • Raisins, 1.5 oz/individual boxes
    • Ramen Noodles, 3 oz single serving/any flavor
    • Ravioli, 15 oz can/pop-top lid
    • Spaghetti & Meatballs, 15 oz can/pop-top lid
    • Spaghetti/Pasta Sauce 24 oz jar/can
    • Spaghetti, Thin, 1 pound box
    • Tomato Soup, 15 oz cans
    • Tuna, chunk in water, 5 oz cans
    • Vegetable Beef Soup, 15 oz cans
    • Vienna Sausages, 5 oz/pop-top lid