Leeds First UMC strives to be the hands and feet of Christ to our community and world. Below are just some of the ways we work to put our faith into action. 

Backpack Buddies

Because hunger doesn't take the weekends off

Backpack Buddies provides children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. The children, selected by school principals and guidance counselors, receive a backpack (or bag) containing six balanced meals and four healthy snacks at the end of every week.

Volunteers pack on Wednesdays, beginning with prayer promptly at 5:00 pm, and it usually takes about an hour. Food bags are then delivered on Thursday mornings to each school.

To get involved or for more information contact Contact Lori Jenkins (205-566-4201) or Heather Morrow (205-473-9958).  Information is also available at

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. - Matthew 25:35