The word Bethlehem has several meanings, but one of the translations


says Bethlehem means "House of Bread". Here at Christ the King,


our Bethlehem Ministry is the name we give to our programs to assist 


hungry families in the Upstate of South Carolina.


BackPack Buddies:


We actively support two programs in the area. One is our BackPack


Buddies program. This is modeled after other programs across the


country to address childhood hunger. The premise is that children


from food-insecure homes can obtain meals, primarily at


school during the week, but are susceptible to hunger on the


weekends. BackPack Buddy programs accept donations of


non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations and then 


pack enough food in bags or backpacks so that these children can 


have nourishing meals on the weekends. 



First Presbyterian Food Pantry, Simpsonville:


The other program we are dedicated to is the food pantry at First Presbyterian


Church in Simpsonville, SC. Pastor Jim Caprell has been actively involved in 


food pantry ministries for many years. Our Church Council decided to support 


this important ministry, as resources for the hungry have declined in the past 


year. 




What is a "Bethlehem Ministry"?

Christ the King Lutheran Church of Greenville