Item of the Month: 100% Juice Boxes
With the dedicated support of Christ Church and community volunteers, our Backpacks for Kids ministry has continued to grow. Every week during the 2016/2017 school year, we provided weekend food for about 65 food-insecure children at Bayside and Kent Island Elementary Schools. These are children who eat breakfast and lunch at school during the week and have been identified by the Guidance Counselors as most at risk of not having enough to eat on weekends.
How It Works: Every Friday morning at 9:00, volunteers meet at Christ Church to assemble bags of child-friendly, healthy, non-perishable food including 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 snacks, 2 juice boxes and 2 fruit cups. Extra food is included for long weekends/holidays. We deliver the bags to the Guidance Counselors, who place them in the children’s backpacks.
During the school year, we delivered about 2,500 bags of food to the schools. To keep this vital ministry going, we need a steady stream of food and cash donations.
How You Can Help: For those who want to shop for us, you can purchase the items on the list below and leave them on the counter across from the office. If you prefer to make a cash donation, write a check to Christ Church with “Backpacks for Kids” in the memo.
- Oatmeal Packets
- Dry Cereal (individual boxes)
- Fruit Cups, in natural juice
- Apple Sauce
- 100% Juice Boxes
- Raisins (individual packets)
- Goldfish (individual packets)
- Pretzels (individual packets)
- Peanut Butter and Cheese Crackers (individual packets)
- Granola Bars (individual packets)
- Nutri-Grain Bars (individual packets)
- Macaroni and cheese cups
- Chef Boyardee Cups (single serving size)