Twelve tons of food. Can you imagine?

Well, save your imagination, because you can see it right here! Mingo Valley Christian just wrapped up Spirit Week 2019, where they brought in 24,911 pounds of food. With 305 enrolled, that comes in at 82 pounds of food per student over the course of a week.

“For what?” you might be asking yourself. Sure, the winning secondary team received a gift card generously donated by Raising Canes, but you should prepare to be amazed. These kids, faculty and families brought in all of that food to feed the homeless at John 3:16 mission here in Tulsa.

I asked Senior Pastor, President & CEO Steve Whitaker of John 3:16 about the impact Mingo Valley Christian has had on their ministry. Steve said,

“John 3:16 Mission’s relationship with Mingo Valley Christian School has been singularly defining in my 30 years here at the Mission.

The first really big food donation we ever
received at John 3:16 came from Mingo Valley and they’ve come through year after year to help feed the hungry and homeless of our community. This year, they blessed us with 24,911 pounds – the biggest yet. It’s truly amazing.

Awesome job, Mingo Valley!”

The school divided into teams with Elementary Team 1 and Secondary 9th grade taking the prizes with their efforts. When you think about it–that means several more years with these overachievers, who worked so selflessly to help the homeless; MVC has been doing this event since 1990 and will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020! Shannon Lowe, Director of Communications and Development, said “We try to build a sense of service and leadership into every part of our school culture, and Spirit Week is a very tangible way our students can give to their community. We’re honored to have partnered with John 3:16 in this way for so long.”