As of fall 2020 the Backpack Ministry continues to support local food-insecure families.
Using a skeleton crew of volunteers, the Backpack Ministry did 2-months worth of packing OUTDOORS with gloves, masks, and our social-distancing procedures. We were able to prepare 320 boxes of food to deliver to students. We loaded up our minivans and made two deliveries to Districts 59 and 26 just after Labor Day.
We were able to purchase all of our food supplies in bulk via Sam’s Club and Aldi to get the best prices available. Special thanks to our generous parish for continuing their donations even during the summer.
As the school year progresses, we will continue to check in with school administrators to see what their needs are and how best to deliver the goods we procure. At this time, we are not collecting food donations due to contact exposure. We are doing our best to assist families in need using the safest methods possible to all.
If you would like to DONATE to the Backpack Ministry to help us purchase supplies, please make a donation through Give Central. We appreciate all of your support–Thanks so much!