FUEL began almost three years ago as a partnership between the Centre Street Food Pantry and the Redeemer. Over the last years, FUEL has delivered over two-thousand backpacks filled with a weekend's worth of food for children in the Newton Public School system!

This year we have undertaken our most ambitious expansion yet! Working with longtime mission partner St. Stephen's Youth Program, FUEL is expanding into the South End. Thanks to Tim Crellin and Liz Steinhauser, we are doubling our weekly FUEL outreach. This is a significant increase to this remarkable program. 
Every afternoon at 2:30pm during the school year, a group of parishioners packs backpacks for children in the Newton Public Schools as well as for the afterschool program at St. Stephen's Episcopal church.  We will start again in September.  Please join us! For more information, email