FUEL Program


The FUEL program is a food subsidization program that was launched in 2016 at Faith Community Church. FUEL provides food (FUEL) bags every week during the school year, discreetly placed in the backpacks of school children who otherwise may not have enough food to eat over the weekend. Volunteers from Faith Community Church pack FUEL bags containing food items that are donated as well as purchased with monetary donations.  Volunteers then deliver the FUEL bags to our neighboring middle school. The need for this program continues to grow in Cheatham County.

How can I help?

In addition to providing financial assistance through donations, church members and visitors are encouraged to consider making donations of the following items:

Breakfast Items
Pop Tarts–any variety or brand.
Small boxes of cereal–
Kelloggs Fun Pack Cereal–pkg of 8.
General Mills Breakfast Pack–pkg of 8.
Granola bars.
General Mills Milk-N-Cereal bars.
Nature Valley Yogurt Granola bars.
Any breakfast/cereal/oatmeal bar variety.
100% Juice Boxes
Juicy Juice boxes, any flavor, pkg of 10–6/75 oz. each.

Fruit Items
Apple Sauce, any variety, pkg of 6–4 oz. each.
Fruit Cups, any variety, pkg of 4–4 oz. each.
Raisins, small boxes, pkg of 6–1.5 oz. each.
Yogurt raisins, small boxes, pkg of 6–1 oz. each.

Cheese Items
Kraft Handi Snacks, Ritz Crackers-N-Cheese, pkg of 16–.95 oz. each (look for Real Kraft Cheese Symbol).
Protein Items
Peanut Butter-N-Crackers.
Tuna in a pouch, 3 oz. or 7 oz. each.
Tyson Premium Chuck Chicken Breast pouch, 7 oz. each.
Nuts in a pouch, individual serving size.
Trail Mix in a pouch, individual serving size.
Beef sticks, not labeled “hot” or “spicy”, individual serving size.

Fruit Snacks
Fruit Rollups, pkg of 10.
Fruit by the Foot, pkg of 6.
Fruit Gushers, pkg of 6.

Dairy Items
Hunts Snack Pack Pudding, pkg of 4–3.5 oz. cups; also in 12 cup family pack (look for Real Nonfat Milk is our #1 ingredient)..
Kraft Snack Pack Pudding Mega Pack, pkg of 24–3.5 oz. cups.

Snack Items
Nabisco Variety Snacks, pkg of 12–1.25 oz. individual bags.
Keebler Variety Cookie Snacks, pkg of 12–1.4 oz. individual bags.
Little Debbie Snacks.
Rice Krispy treats.
Moon Pies.
Any individually wrapped snack foods.

Drop off your donation at the Welcome Desk and let the attendant know the donation is for the FUEL program.