Backpack Ministry

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Many children in our community get their breakfast and lunch at school at a reduced price or for free; however, when school is closed on weekends and holidays, many of these children go hungry. Calvary has partnered with Parkside Elementary School and the Midwest Food Bank to make sure their students don’t go hungry. Last year we were able to help 100 students from Parkside each week with their food needs. There are many opportunities to help with this program from unloading food, packing the bags for the children, dropping off the bags at the school and by donating food. Stop by the kiosk in the atrium to learn more about the program or to sign up to help. We are also always looking for food donations. Individually packaged cereal, oatmeal, fruit cups, vegetable cups, macaroni & cheese, pasta meals, crackers, chips or goldfish are always needed. Please no perishable foods. Feel free to drop off any food donations to the kiosk on August 18th and August 25th or take them to the welcome center anytime. We appreciate all that Calvary has done for this program and know that we will be able to continue to help those students in need.