Local Church Pays for Unpaid Lunch Balances at Fort Madison Middle School

St. John’s United Church of Christ of Fort Madison, IA has set a goal to broaden their outreach in the community. With that goal in mind, the church held a trivia night to raise funds to pay for unpaid lunch account balances at the Fort Madison Middle School. The church council expected this donation to help with the balances, but did not realize how much of an impact their donation would have. 

After receiving a generous food donation from the Ivy (Martha Wolf) and a Kim’s Confections gift card from Kim Cook, the church council was ready for the event. The trivia night was a “music themed” trivia which was a fun way to get participants engaged. All ages were welcome to participate which came in handy, because the music-based questions came from a variety of genres. Participants ate good food, reminisced to fun tunes, and donated to a great cause!

The funds raised from this event were able to pay off the unpaid lunch balances at the Fort Madison Middle School. Not only were the negative balances cleared at FMMS, there was a surplus of donations! That surplus will help take of the additional negative balances that will inevitably surface again at FMMS. FMCSD is very thankful for this generous donation and for being part of a great community. 


Pictured above is Dan Workman (Dan-the-Man DJ), Tiffany Fullhart (Food Service Director at FMCSD), Maralyn Burkhart (President of the Church Council), and Jim Luder (Pastor of St. John’s United Church of Christ). 

St. John’s United Church of Christ hosts end of the month meals during the last week of every month at 5:30 pm. Local churches take turns supplying the monthly meals. Please feel free to stop in!

For any questions regarding St. John’s United Church of Christ please call (319)-372-1688.


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Local Church Pays Off Unpaid Lunch Balances at Fort Madison Middle School



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