Backpack Buddies

photo 4The Sunday School children of SPUMC and their adult volunteers work hard each week to make sure that every child knows they matter.  Our kids sponsor 24 local elementary school children.  Each week the kids pack a backpack full of food to send home with these 24 children to ensure that they don’t face hunger while away from school for the weekend.  The kids often include personalized cards and birthday gifts.  Turn your next family grocery shopping trip into a service opportunity by helping your kids pick out something for our Backpack Buddies Ministry.  Donations  can be dropped off in the “Go Out in Faith” corner in the Fellowship Hall. To help our Sunday School kids pack backpacks, email Sandy Cuzzart.

Needed Food Items (all items should be single serving size):

  • 7.5 oz, microwavable bowl meals (such as Chef Boyardee)
  • fruit cups
  • individual tuna or chicken salad packetsphoto 3
  • shelf-stable, individual boxes of milk
  • peanut butter jars (14-16 oz.)
  • cereal
  • raisins & nut packs
  • oatmeal
  • saltines or Ritz cracker sleeves
  • applesauce

Check in the Fellowship Hall in the “Go Out in Faith” Corner for up-to-date lists of other needed items. Thanks in advance for your donation.