Weekend Backpack Ministry

Weekend Backpack Food Bags

The Weekend Backpack Ministry would like to thank all of the St. Rose parishioners for their gifts of food items to fill Weekend Backpack bags for 32 children from food-insufficient homes in a Rutherford County Elementary and High School. With your help, our ministry has prepared 108 Backpack Bags each month.

This week I am asking for donations of only 2 items in order that we may restock our shelves.

  • Shelf Stable Milk - These are found in Walmart, Kroger, Publix under the names Hershey’s, Horizon, True Moo are the most popular in this area. Any brand, any flavor! We are required to have at least one Milk in each bag.
  • Kraft “Easy Mac" - This product provides Mac & Cheese in envelopes and is located in the same area as the usual Mac & Cheese products (usually on upper shelves or the lowest shelves). The envelopes allow us the space we need in our Gallon bags to include the food items for 3 meals a day on each of the weekend days.

Thank you for assisting us in this Corporal Work ofMercy! As a reminder, please check the “Best By Date” on your purchases!!.