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.  Collections begin at the first of the month and conclude at the end of the month.

 

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

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)