City Mission of Schenectady
Open Arms Church has been an active partner with the City Mission of Schenectady for many years, both corporately and individually.
Beginning in 2016, teams of volunteers from Open Arms began to get more involved with the Weekend Backpack Program (WBP), an initiative to send food home with local schoolchildren over the weekend who would not otherwise have access to adequate meals.
For the 2017-18 school year, here are two ways you can get involved in the WBP:
1. Join with 8-10 others the first Tuesday of each month to assemble bags of food at the Distribution Center from 6:00-7:30pm.
2. Be one of the drivers to transport boxes of food to Woodlawn Elementary School from the Distribution Center on Thursday mornings from 8:45am-9:30am.
Interested in learning more / getting involved?
Click here to request more information about these (and other) mission-driven opportunities.