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70 Ideas to Spread the Gospel with Food

In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus gave us the Great Commission. It’s a call for every Christian to tell others about the salvation that can only be found in Christ. For many Christians, talking to people about Jesus can be a definite step outside the comfort zone. We feel inadequate or even afraid to push others away with our feeble attempts…so we don’t make any attempts at all. But Jesus told us to “go.” So, one way we can do that is to plant seeds of the gospel via a message tied to a food item. It’s a way to reduce resistance on both sides and get the Word of God into the hands of people who might never see it otherwise. If God has been dealing with you about using some of your time and resources to share God’s love and message of hope with others, here are 70 different snacks with Bible verses and messages you can use to do it.

Bringing Messages to Those Who Wait

There is no doubt that people are busy today, but there are still places where people are forced to wait. Whether it’s a laundromat, a hospital waiting room, a bus station, homeless encampment, or nursing home, there are still people around with time on their hands and nothing more to do than sit, scroll on their phones, and think. (You might need permission for some places, so you might want to check.)These people are primed and ready for a message about the hope that only Jesus can bring. 

The Story Behind This List

A little over a year ago, God dealt with me about bringing a message each week to the men who wait for day jobs on the main street near me. While passing out tracts to strangers felt intimidating to me, giving a snack and a smile seemed like something I could do. The name “Taste of Church” popped into my mind. It plays on the double meaning of taste as a “small sampling” and taste, as in people would get to taste something.

Each week, I find relatively cheap individually wrapped snacks from the dollar store, grocery store, or Walmart and think of a message that plays into it. (I try to stay between .20 and .30 cents each for about 30 snacks.)  On each package, I tape a message with a Bible verse in both Spanish and English. On the back, I put my church name and the times for both the English and Spanish services. (Church affiliation gives people the comfort of knowing that the snack is safe and gives them next steps when they are ready.)

All week I pray for God to go before me and touch the hearts of those who will receive the messages. On Sunday before church, I stop by the area and pass out the snacks and then take the ones that are left to a laundromat God showed me nearby. As I give the snacks, I smile and let the people know that I’m praying for them or just tell them to have a good day. Most people take the snack and message with a smile, and a few have even stopped me to ask for additional prayer. Many of the “regulars” see me every week, so I pray they will anticipate the message and think about previous messages. Some will only cross my path once, but it may be the the first time they have thought about the things of God in a while. God knows, so I leave that part to Him.

Here is my first week’s message that I paired with a “Bueno” candy bar. Since then, I just started watching for inexpensive and clearances snacks wherever I shop and praying that God will give me a message to go with it. The glory for this ministry and all the messages goes to God.

Here Are 69 Other Snacks with Messages and Bible Verses to match

Spread the Gospel With Granola Bars

1. Nature Valley Twin-Pack Granola

God promises to be where two or more are gathered in prayer. Pray with someone in Jesus’ name today and feel the presence of God!

Bible Verse: “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20


2. Sunbelt Sweet & Salty Bars

Be kind to others with your words. Speak only what is uplifting and helpful!

Bible Verse: “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” Colossians 4:6


3. Organic Sunflower Granola Bars

God protects and takes care of those who serve Him. Pray today!

Bible Verse: “For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11


4. Chewy Granola Bars

Serve God! He will take care of you! 

Bible Verse: “And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.” Exodus 23:25


Spread the Gospel With Protein Bars

5. Elevation Bars

Ask God for help!

Bible Verse: “I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.” Psalm 57:2


6. Kind Protein Bars

Be kind and forgive, and God will forgive you. Pray to God in Jesus’ name today!

Bible Verse: “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32


7. Annie’s Cookie Dough Protein Bars

Protein gives a body strength, but the Lord is the strength in our souls. He wis worthy of our praise!

Bible Verse: “The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” Exodus 15:2


8. Fit & Active Meal Bars

Call upon the name of Jesus Christ. He will give you strength for your journey.

Bible Verse: “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31


Spread the Gospel With Fruit Bars

9. Select Choice Strawberry Fruit and Grain Bars (Dollar Tree)

When Jesus saves you, He gives you His Spirit. He changes you from the inside. Cry out to Him today!

Bible Verse: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23


10. Select Choice Fruit and Grain Blueberry Bars (Dollar Tree)

When you are blue (sad), remember that there is a God in Heaven who takes care of those who put their trust in Him. Pray to God in Jesus’ name today!

Bible Verse: “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Deuteronomy 31:6


11. Kellogg’s Apple Cinnamon NutriGrain bars

When you give your heart and life to Jesus, He gives you the Holy Spirit. He comes with all kinds of gifts and the evidence of a life that is changed. Cry out to Him today!

Bible Verse: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23


Spread the Gospel With Cereal Bars

12. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treat Bars

Treat others the way you want to be treated. Be merciful just like God is merciful to you. Thank God today for His mercy and goodness!

Bible Verse: “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise…Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.” Luke 6:31, 36


13. Reeses Puff Bars

Our lives are like a puff of smoke that fades quickly. Make sure you are right with Jesus!

Bible Verse: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrews 9:27-28


14. Rice Crispy Treats 

Treat others the way you want to be treated.

Bible Verse: ” Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” Matthew 7:12


15. Lucky Charm Cereal Bars

Just remember it’s not luck! God is in control!

Bible Verse: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.” Colossians 1:16


Spread the Gospel With Cookies

16. Oreo Cookies

The truth is black and white: Jesus is the only way!

Bible Verse: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6


17. Margarita cookies

Margarita means daisy flower in Spanish. Flowers may fade, but God’s Word will last forever.

Bible Verse: “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.” Isaiah 40:8


18. Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookies

 “Ahoy” is a call to draw attention to something in the distance. Call to God today by praying to Him. He will answer you.

Bible verse: “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3


19. Grace brand animal crackers (Dollar Tree)

Thank God for grace! Pray to God in Jesus’ name today!

Bible Verse: “And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9


20. Thin Shortbread Cookies (Dollar Tree)

We have a choice between serving God or serving ourselves. Choose to serve God and live!

Bible Verse: “…Choose you this day whom ye will serve… as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15


21. Minees Cookie Variety Packs (Dollar Tree) 

Be faithful to God in the big things and the little things!

Bible Verse: “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.” Luke 16:10


22. Lance Peanut Butter Cookies (Dollar Tree)

Like peanut butter between two cookies, we have a choice between two destinies. Choose wisely. Cry out to Jesus today!

Bible Verse: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14


23. Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies (Dollar Tree)

Time is short. Jesus is coming soon, so we have to get ready!

Bible Verse: “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” Matthew 24:44


24. Frosted Animal Crackers (Dollar Tree)

God gives all good things and deserves to be praised. Tell Him “Thank you” today.

Bible Verse: “Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power… Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.” Psalm 150:1, 6


25. Great Value Iced Oatmeal Cookies

This life is temporary. It can be gone in the blink of an eye. While it is today, we should remember what has the greatest value: a relationship with God. Pray to Jesus today!

Bible Verse: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:36-37


26. Global Brand Sugar Sprinkled Coconut Cookies (Dollar Tree)

God can forgive us for all our sins if we will just ask Him. He can make us clean and right with Him.

Bible Verse: “Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.” Ezekiel 36:25


27. Lance Lem-o Lunch Cookies (Dollar Tree)

When life gives you lemons, remember that there is help for the people of God. Pray to Jesus today and ask Him to help you!

Bible Verse: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10


28. Benton’s Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

God will always help those who belong to Him. Pray to God in the name of Jesus, and He will help you.

Bible Verse: “ I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” Jeremiah 17:10


Spread the Gospel With “Biscuits”

29. Nature Valley Almond Butter Biscuits

God is God in the good times (our hills) and our bad times (our valleys). Pray to Him today for help or praise!

Bible Verse: “…’Because the Syrians have said, The Lord is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the Lord.’” 1 Kings 20:28


30. Sun Best Yogurt & Honey Biscuits (Dollar Tree)

The land of milk and honey represents God’s provision. God takes care of His own. Pray to Him in Jesus’ name today!

Bible Verse: If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.” Numbers 14:8


Spread the Gospel With Crackers

31. Lance Toast Chee Spicy Crackers (Dollar Tree)

In Chinese, Chee means breath or life force. God created the earth, animals, plants, and people. He deserves our worship. Tell God “Thank you for life” today!’

Bible Verse:  “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7


32. Ritz Cracker/Cheese Sandwiches

Open your life to Jesus, and He will be a friend to you!

Bible Verse: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20


33. Savoritz Peanut Butter Crackers (Dollar Tree)

Have a peanut butter cracker and think about prayer

Bible Verse: “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them..” Mark 11:24


34. Plain Ritz Cracker Packs (Dollar Tree)

God is rich! He takes care of His people!

Bible Verse: “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19


35. Austin Peanut Butter & Jelly Crackers

Like peanut butter and jelly, some things are just better together. Life is just better with the Lord Jesus Christ in your corner. Pray to Him today. Ask Him to give you rest.

Bible Verse: “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28


36. Kroger Peanut Butter Filled Cheese Crackers

God looks at the inside of a person, not the outside. We will all stand before Him on judgement day.

Bible Verse: “ I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” Jeremiah 17:10


37. Lance Cream Cheese & Chive Crackers

In a world that’s always changing, it’s a comfort to know that God stays the same. Call on Him today!

Bible Verse: Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Hebrews 13:8


Spread the Gospel With Chips

38. Store Brand Potato Chips

Don’t be afraid. Ask God to help you!

Bible Verse: “For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.” Psalm 107:9


39. Lays Chips

Jesus died so that you can have life. Pray to Him today!

Bible Verse: “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 15:13


40. Variety of Chips to Choose

People were built to worship. Either we choose to worship God, or we worship ourselves by default. But only Jesus can save. Pray to Him today!

Bible Verse: “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15


Spread the Gospel With Other Savory Snacks

41. Cheese Sticks

Read the Bible to feed your soul!

Bible Verse: “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:” 1 Peter 2:2


42. Lance Peanut Packs (Dollar Tree)

When your life feels small (like peanuts), cry out to the big God who loves you!

Bible Verse: “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” Psalm 8:3-4


43. Corn Nuts

God takes care of His children!

Bible Verse: “I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.” Ezekiel 36:29


Spread the Gospel With Desserts & Treats

44. Oatmeal Creme Pies

Salvation is SWEET! Cry out to Jesus today!

Bible Verse: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16


45. Conchas (Mexican bread-like pastries)

You need more than food and shelter. You need Jesus!

Bible Verse: “And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” Luke 4:4


46. Buddy Bars

What a friend we have in Jesus! Ask Him to be your Savior today!

Bible Verse: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a Man lay down His life for his friends.” John 15:13


47. Freshley’s Swiss Rolls

Be filled with His joy when you ask God for help in Jesus’ name!

Bible Verse: “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:24


48. Baker’s Treat Cupcakes

Call on Jesus to be filled with the love of God!

Bible Verse: “And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” Ephesians 3:19


49. Baker’s Treat Coffee Cakes

Here’s to topping off the end of a bad year with HOPE. Wait on the Lord, and He will renew your strength!

Bible Verse: “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31


50. Vanilla Moon Pies (Dollar Tree) (the shape of the stone rolled away)

Jesus came – He died – He arose – He ascended He is coming back soon! Call on His name today!

Bible Verse: “ Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?”John 11:25-26


51. Pecan Pinwheels

In a world that feels like it is spinning out of control, Jesus can still bring peace. Cry out to Him today in prayer: “Jesus, calm my storm!”

Bible Verse: “And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” Mark 4:39


52. Hostess Ding Dongs

Bells are ringing! It’s revival time again. Join us for services!

Bible Verse: “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25


53. Cosmic Brownies (Dollar Tree)

Heaven will be out of this world, but Jesus is the only way to get there! (NOTE: I included a QR code for the Wiki-How entitled “How to Get to Heaven”)

Bible Verse: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21.4


54. Hostess S’Mores Cupcakes

Our sin separates us from God and His goodness, but we can ask forgiveness and call on Jesus to save us. Call on Him today!

Bible Verse:  “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” Romans 5:10


55. Hostess Lemonade Stand Twinkies

Jesus is coming soon to judge the world. Only those who are found in Him will stand on that day.

Bible Verse: “ For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.” Job 19:25 


56. Hostess Twinkie

When Jesus came the first time, He fulfilled every prophecy. He is coming again soon. Make sure you are ready to meet Him!

Bible Verse: Jesus asked, “’Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?’… Simon Peter answered and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’” Matthew 16:13,16


Spread the Gospel With Food & Drink Combos

57. Freshley’s Honey Buns & Friko orange drink

God takes care of our needs when we ask Him!

Bible Verse: “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”  1 Corinthians 10:31


58. Fieras Chili & Lime Snacks (Dollar Tree) & bottled water

God’s hand is on His children through flood and fire. Tell God you’re sorry for sin and believe in the name of Jesus to save you!

Bible Verse: “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” Isaiah 43:2


Spread the Gospel With Drinks

59.  Coke bottles

Have a Coke and a Smile! Jesus loves you!

Bible Verse: “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24


60. CRUSH Orange Soda

When the world tries to CRUSH you, cry out to Jesus for help!

Bible Verse: “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.” Psalm 34.6


61. Dr. Pepper Soda

Jesus is the Doctor we need!

Bible Verse: “Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.” Psalm 30:2


62. Benner Tea Bottles

Jesus can forgive and refresh you!

Bible Verse: “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” Acts 3:19


63. Water with Flavor Packets

Jesus is coming soon. Call on Him today!

Bible Verse: “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come, and let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17


64. Orange Coke

Orange you glad Jesus saves?

Bible Verse: “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Acts 16:31


65. Sprite soda

The way to salvation is clear!

Bible Verse: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9


66. Coke cans

Jesus can take away your sins!

Bible Verse: “’Come now, and let us reason together,’ says the Lord, ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.’” Isaiah 1:18


67. Water: 

Do you feel incomplete? Is your life missing meaning? We all need God whether we know it or not. Cry out to Jesus in prayer today. He can meet your deepest needs.

Bible Verse: “O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is.” Psalm 63:1


Christmas Ideas

68. Little Debbie Star Crunch Bars

Enjoy this small gift of a Star Crunch to remember the reason for the season!

Bible Verse: Matthew 2:10-11: “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. 11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” 


69. Goldfish

Jesus is the reason for the season.

Bible Verse: Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Bring Snacks with Messages

Moses said, “Man does not live by bread alone,” but the carnal man is still pretty enthralled with food. People will take and enjoy snacks with a smile, and when the message ties to the snack, it connects the idea with the positive experience. It’s like planting a seed deep into the minds of those who receive it. Adding the Bible verse (which will not come back void) and a prayer for the recipients is a way to water the seed you have planted. God can give the increase!

Maybe you want to start your own “Taste of Church” ministry (feel free to use the name!). Or maybe you are considering bringing snacks or cold drinks with messages to your coworkers, appointments, team events, or neighbors. I hope these ideas inspire you to bring a smile and a message of God’s love to someone near you.

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2 thoughts on “70 Ideas to Spread the Gospel with Food”

  1. Wow, what a list. There are no ‘Fruit Loops’ in there. Guess they are for the folks who sit in the back near the exit door of the church who come to listen intently for a loophole’ in God’s word. 🙂

    Seriously. It was an elderly man in my math class in community college who on one particular morning decided to hand out Gideon bibles as students entered the building.

    I took one. I was backslidden at the time. Little did I know that little NT Bible would save my soul just a few short years later.

    Never discount what you do for Jesus, Angela. You may never know this side of eternity how it may have affected someone’s soul. 🙏

    1. Wow! Thanks you so much for the encouragement and that terrific testimony! Some days I get discouraged, but right about then something will happen that will remind me that I don’t have to know everything all the time for God to work! Hope you have a great day! God bless you!🙏💕

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