Kids Hope USA

Kids Hope USA builds life-changing relationships one at a time: One Child. One Hour. One School. One Church.

The most abundant resource in every church is the capacity for its members to share love.  Person to Person.  With no agenda.  And no expectations.  Just show up.  Our mentors fill the relational voids in kids’ lives. In other words, we send people to personally meet with students who need reliable, caring adult relationships

St. Louis Food Bank

We send youth and adult groups here all the time to pack literally 1,000s of pounds of food for the massive warehouse in St. Louis. It’s always a great feeling of accomplishment.

L.U.N.C.H. Bunch

EvUCC initiated the L.U.N.C.H. (Loving United Neighbors Crushing Hunger) Bunch program in February of 2017. The L.U.N.C.H. Bunch’s mission is to address food insecurity by promoting good nutrition, as well as the developmental and social needs of the children and families of the Highland Community School District #5 during the summer recess when these youth do not have access to free or reduced meals they usually receive at school.  Volunteers prepare and distribute free, healthy sack lunches to children each weekday for 10 weeks each summer.