Did you know that, to some children, a backpack can be more than just a bag to carry books to and from school in? For some children in our community a backpack makes the difference between being hungry or being fed on weekends.
This school year, Universal City United Methodist Church is packing weekend meals for a total of 87 children from Rose Garden Elementary School. We are so blessed to be able to help feed these children.
Each week, we will pack backpacks with 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, juice boxes, and healthy snacks. This has been a rewarding undertaking and we are so happy to be able to help feed these children. We would like to offer our entire Church the opportunity to partner with us to keep those backpacks filled!!
You can make a food donation anytime in the ‘Operation Backpack’ bin in the Fellowship Hall or the Church office. Financial donations are also joyfully accepted! (It costs approx. $4.50 per week, per child; For a 2 day weekend)
Backpack Food List
- Juice Boxes
- Fruit cups/ Applesauce
- Instant Oatmeal
- Granola or Cereal bars
- Ramen Soup
- Canned Soup
- Peanut butter crackers Pretzels
- Animal crackers
- Beanie wienies
Any type of snack or food your children or grandchildren like!
Food needs to be in single serve packaging (except canned soup) and non-perishable.
Join us every Thursday, when school is in session, from 7am-9am in the Fellowship Hall to assembly the backpacks.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Chrys Baier in the church office! 210-659-5555
Click title "Operation Backpack" to read a current article about this program. Plans are in the planning to continue this program during the summer. More information will follow as they are finalized.