Feeding Ministry

Backpack Buddies
Partnering with Slater Family Network

Our first month’s collection for Slater Family Network

“Backpack Buddies” is a weekend feeding program for children. On Fridays, needy children in the Bangor School District will receive food donations to take home for themselves and their families for the weekend.

Currently, Second Harvest Food Bank (Allentown) provides the food “staples” for the program. However, there is a lack of donations in the area of snacks and treats. The children are basically provided with the “same old, same old” on a weekly basis. That is where we come in.

We’ll be collecting snacks and treats that do not require preparation, or only require minimal preparation, and are not perishable or require refrigeration.

Some examples of these items are as follows:

  • Microwavable, single-serve macaroni and cheese
  • Snack packs – pudding, Jell-O, fruit cups, applesauce
  • Cereal
  • SpaghettiOs
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Fruit Roll-Ups
  • Granola, Cereal or Fruit bars
  • Lance Sandwich Crackers
  • Ritz Crackers ‘n’ Cheese Dip
  • Pringles chips

Just because it isn’t on this list doesn’t mean that you can’t donate it – so long as it fits the criteria.

Thank you for supporting this ministry as we share the love of Christ with the children in Bangor. God bless you.

In 2018 our church collected more than 1,000 cans of soup and donated them to our local food bank.