Backpack Ministry

The Backpack Ministry will be going into its tenth year of providing weekend meals for Santa Fe Unit School students during the school year.  At the beginning of the 2012 school year, several local churches and community groups supported the kickoff efforts to provide for 10 students.  With the 2021-22 school year, the ministry expects to serve 37 students.  Each pack contains food for six meals that are nutritious, non-perishable, easily opened and prepared, does not require refrigeration, and will fit in the child’s backpack.  The bags are dropped off at school weekly and are distributed by the staff members of SFUMC to the students they have identified as in need.  Monetary gifts may be sent to Santa Fe UMC, c/o Mrs. Marlin Arnold, 2739 Lewis Road, Santa Fe, TN  38482.

Delivery Schedule 2022-23


  • January – Theta
  • February – Santa Fe
  • March – Goshen
  • April – Godwin-Chappell
  • May – Theta
  • August – Santa Fe
  • September – Goshen
  • October – Godwin-Chappell
  • November – Theta
  • December – Santa Fe