Creativity and self-expression are key factors in the development of our children. It was with this purpose in mind that St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters added the "Children's Arts & Crafts Luncheon." The afternoon begins with basic instructions in crafts, followed by a period of personalized creative encouragement by our volunteers. A healthy catered lunch is served, and the afternoon continues with music, dancing, and the completion of the craft projects. Each child receives a gift bag with art supplies, puzzles, activity books, and even a new toy. The day is a creatively charged recreational outing for the children served by our Pantries.