1673 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631
Did you know….1 in 6 children on Cape Cod are food insecure and many of these children are school aged? In the Brewster area, this number is 1 in 3 children. Most times these children participate in the free breakfast and lunch programs offered at their local schools. Weekends can be very difficult as they may eat very little until they return to school on Monday.
Feeding children on Cape Cod who are at risk of hunger on the weekends is the mission of Cape Kid Meals (http://www.capekidmeals.org/), which grew out of a national program called Blessings in a Backpack (https://www.blessingsinabackpack.org/). The Anglican Church of the Resurrection funds and fulfills this program for the elementary schools in Brewster, and is looking to expand and help other local children. We accomplish this in partnership with the founding church, Grace Church of Dennis, who does this for the elementary schools in Dennis.
For $150 a year Cape Kid Meals can feed a child on the weekends for the school year. Our goal is to ensure that no elementary children on the Cape are hungry over the weekend. Will you help us support the additional kids on the Cape that need help? Are you interested in volunteering to pack the food? Will you be part of this critical mission?
If you would like to support this work, there is a convenient link further down this page with which you can donate by credit card through PayPal. You may also mail a check with ‘Cape Kid Meals’ on the memo line to the address below. Feel free to attend one of our packing sessions on Thursday nights (usually) when school is in session! Call Father Alan at (508) 896-2550 for details regarding that or any other questions you have.
Anglican Church of the Resurrection,
PO Box 1704
Brewster, MA 02631.
There is also a Paypal link below.
The Brewster Council on Aging used to be our landlord, and we have a wonderful, symbiotic relationship with them. We donate paper goods of various kinds that they add to their distribution to several elderly people who live in Brewster. In addition we give monetary support for special programs.
The Ekklesia Society was established in 1996 as a result of the drift of the western Anglican churches from Biblical faith. Genuine Biblical faith includes fidelity to the historic teaching of who God is and how we are to live. Key elements of this are both evangelism and care for the poor. Ekklesia has fostered relationships among leaders in the global south and churches still aligned with orthodox theology and practice in North America and served as a catalyst for many development projects.
Inspired by God’s radical grace, we exist to empower Anglicans in the developing world to show the love of Christ to those in need in their own communities: Clean water for the thirsty. Jobs for the poor. Education for children. Food for the hungry. Hope for those without hope.
Jack Melvin is working with the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras, providing shelter for the poor. Since Hurricane Mitch devastated the country in 1998, the church has expanded its ministry to help the people by building simple, quality housing. As an architect, Jack visited Honduras in the summer of 2010 to provide construction consultation and preliminary design for ongoing projects. He is returning to Honduras to continue his work full time.