Backpack Food Ministry

1 in 6 people in Missouri struggle with food insecurity…


1 in 6 people in our community struggle with food insecurity. This means they do not know where their next meal will come from. We have an opportunity to help battle this in our community. Pattonville Heights has asked us to help with their backpack ministry to their students. They currently only have resources for 2 backpacks to be sent home each weekend. These backpacks contain 3 dinners, 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches for the student. Many more students need food for the weekend. We can help meet that need.

Listed below are suggested food items. Please bring these items to church each Sunday so they can be taken to the school each week. School starts on August 11, so please start bringing items right away. This is not a one time donation, let’s make it a habit to bring food items each Sunday so we can help students each weekend with food.


Breakfast items

Cereal bars

Oatmeal packs

Pop Tarts

Breakfast bars


Mini muffins

Fruit cups



Peanut butter


Mac and cheese

Cans of chicken or tuna


Hearty Soups

Cheese and crackers

Peanut butter crackers



Meat sticks


Pudding cups



Goldfish Crackers


Spaghettios / Canned Ravioli