Oodles of Noodles

Little Free Pantry Mission Project

National Pasta Day is October 17th this year (2020)...perfect time for an Oodles of Noodles

Mission Event

An Oodles of Noodles mission event is super easy to do.

  • Create a fun collection box, tote, barrel or even an old shopping cart.

  • Announce your event...it could easily be a month-long event.

  • Collect Oodles of Noodles...any kind at all! Bowtie, Spaghetti, Ramen, Lasagna, Egg Noodles, Elbow Macaroni, etc. 

  • You may choose to collect sauce as well. (Note: The Oodles of Noodles event that I held was to help the children earn love bucks for our annual Christmas to Remember program. They brought different food items throughout the Summer and Fall so I held off on collecting anything packaged in glass.)

  • Teach the children about hunger in your community. There are several wonderful lessons from the Bible that you can teach each week to make the children aware of those who are food insecure.

  1. Dorcus the giver

  2. God's instruction for harvesting..."When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God." Leviticus 23:22 (I love to draw this out on the whiteboard and explain it to the children (visual)

  3. "If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother." Deuteronomy 15:7 etc.

  • Load everything up (including the kids) and head out to fill little free pantries in your community,  church pantry, food bank, etc.

Things to Consider

  • If you are going to donate to a a food bank, make arrangement for sometone at the location to speak to the children about food insecurity. 

  • If you are going to fill little free pantries, contact one of the people who manage the pantry and ask them to come speak to the children.

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Rogers, Arkansas 72756