Volunteer with the Weekend Backpack Program

We need volunteers to help in two ways.

We are purchasing our nutritious foods for the Weekend Backpack Program. Purchase healthy snacks at Target or Aldi as they have a better selection of healthy snacks. You can drop them off at the church in the Sharing Place (Room 98), just past the New Member bulletin board on the lower level. Please buy only the items below:

Target: Sensible Portion Veggie Sticks: 12-count multipacks; Snyder’s Pretzels: 22-count multi snacks

Aldi: Lunch Buddies Vanilla Pudding Cups (4-pack); Lunch Buddies Chocolate Pudding Cups (4-pack); Chef’s Cupboard Chicken Noodle Soup Mix (comes in a pouch); Northern Catch Ready to Eat Tuna Salad Kit

Sign up to help deliver and distribute the packed bags from Gloria Dei to Highland Park Elementary on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. (and some other days of the week depending on the last day of school for the week). Each child has their own locker, and you simply hang the bag on their hooks. We have seasoned volunteers who will help train you and are present.