Backpack Buddies

Our Backpack Ministry provides food to local elementary school students who need meals over the weekend.  High-need families are identified by Woodland Heights Elementary School staff (counselors, social workers).  Holy Communion Lutheran Church members pack bags weekly to go home with students on Fridays.  Each bag contains eight easy to prepare items including fruit, grains, protein, and juice. 

By the Numbers:

  • 58 Students from Woodland Heights Elementary Supported
  • 500 Items Packed Per Week

Seeking Donations

To support this ongoing need, please consider donating any of the following items.  In each backpack, we try to provide:

  • Drinks - Apple Juice Boxes, Capri Sun Drinks, Hot Chocolate Packets, Cartons of milk (Horizon, Fairlife)
  • Breakfast - Small Cereal Boxes, Oatmeal Packets, Grits, Pop Tarts
  • Fruit - Fruit Cups, Applesauce Cups
  • Proteins - Vienna Sausages, Chili, Chef Boyardeee Cans
  • Snacks - Crackers (not peanut butter), Cheez-its, Nutra Grain Bars, Chips
  • Dessert - Snack Pack Pudding, Cookie Snack Packs
  • Hot Items - Instant Noodles Cups,  Mac n Cheese Cups, Soups

Current Corporate Partners

  • Food Lion -$1000 12/2021
  • Sams' Club / WalMart Community Grand - $1000 12/2021