Backpack Buddies

Holy Trinity Joins with Frederick Douglass Elementary in Backpack Buddies Program!

Since 2012, Holy Trinity has successfully partnered with Frederick Douglass Elementary in Leesburg by providing Christmas gifts through our Angel Tree outreach program. Our Social Ministry Committee has expanded this collaboration with Douglass by joining together with them in their Backpack Buddies program. In Loudoun County there are over 11,000 children that are food insecure. Food insecurity is defined as the “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food.” At Frederick Douglass, there are nearly 90 children classified as “food insecure”. Every Friday, the Backpack Buddies program sends home a bag of individual serving-size foods sufficient for the weekend needs of these children.  Holy Trinity members and Little Blessings families are asked to consider donating different foods from the Backpack Buddies list of needed items. Please place the items in the shopping cart in the Gathering Area. Social Ministry members will deliver these to Frederick Douglass for inclusion in the weekend backpacks.

Backpack Buddies Preferred Items:  (Please no items containing any nut products)

 

  • Fruit juice boxes
  • Individual cereal boxes
  • Individual instant oatmeal cups
  • Cereal bars
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Individual canned fruit or applesauce cups
  • Individual Chef Boyardee Ravioli, Beefaroni, Spaghetti cups
  • Easy Mac & Cheese cups
  • Small canned tuna or chicken
  • Individual Bags – cookies, Cheez-its, Goldfish

OR CONTRIBUTE

  • Cash donations
  • Grocery Store Gift Cards

Questions? Pat and Roger Bailey – baileyva@mac.com

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