Mustard Seed Training

Materials for praying with children.

Donate WIC Food During the Shut Down

child holding bread and licking peanut butter from fingers
it’s peanut butter, honey by flickr user brennemans

One lesson I learned well in my early years as a volunteer adult literacy tutor is that people cannot learn if they are hungry. One solution to that problem is WIC, the supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. The program targets a vulnerable group with healthy food when they need it most.

With the federal government shut down, many of our adult literacy students may not get to get the important nutrition they need. For pregnant women and growing babies, every meal counts. If you want to help, my first suggestion is to check with a local pantry about what they can actually use. Always ask first before donating anything perishable that needs a refrigerator.

Here are a few items from the WIC shopping list you can donate to help:

  1. Low sugar cereals like Cheerios, Kix, Total, and their generic equivalents
  2. Peanut butter…no sugar added!
  3. Frozen vegetables: peas, corn, collared greens, whatever
  4. Whole wheat bread
  5. Baby formula
  6. Fresh fruit & veggies from farmer’s markets (I know it’s the end of the season)
  7. Skim milk and low fat cheese

Let’s make it peanut butter jelly time!

dancing banana with pom poms
peanut butter jelly guy

About US

Mustard Seed Training is a team of faith-based artisan creating materials for praying with children. Our ministry is to share the love of God and neighbor.

Our group was founded in 2017 by CGS catechist and woodworker Meagen Farrell. Meagen is also an author, trainer, and PhD student in the fields of adult basic education and educational technology (that’s the “Training” part!).

Thank you for your patience & prayers!

Our goal is to provide you with quality materials and service. Please view our shipping policy and refund policy. We take a scheduled break every year from December 22 (or the last Friday before Christmas) to January 2 (or the first Monday).

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