Backpack Ministry

Please help the Backpack Ministry provide for 50 students in need each week. Next time you go to the store, please pick up an item or two from the list below and return all goods to the Parish Office.

Each classroom will receive a collection bin for items.  Grades are assigned a specific month for collections.

 

BACKPACK MINISTRY CLASSROOM COLLECTION SCHEDULE
Month Backpack Item Grades
September Snacks Kindergarten and Preschool
October Canned Soup 7th and 8th
November Canned Meats 5th and 6th
December NO COLLECTIONS NO COLLECTIONS
January Oatmeal 4th
February Rice 3rd
March Canned Veggies 2nd
April Canned Fruit 1st

SHOPPING LIST:

  • Beans (canned or 1 lb bag, dried)
  • Canned meals: chili, pasta with meat, stew
  • Canned meats: chicken, ham, salmon, tuna
  • Canned soups
  • Canned vegetables (15 oz.)
  • Canned fruit (15 oz.)
  • Individually-packaged cereal
  • Individually-packaged nuts
  • Individually-packaged oatmeal
  • Individually-packaged popcorn
  • Individually-packaged pretzels
  • Individually-packaged raisins
  • Individually-packaged trail mix
  • Jarred pasta sauce (small size)
  • Pasta (1 lb. bag or box)
  • Rice (1 lb. bag or box)
  • Shelf-stable dinners (like Hormel)