Back Pack Ministry



The College Heights Back Pack Ministry provides a back pack of food items to students a Dixieland Elementary School who have been identified by he school as not having enough to eat over a weekend.  It is now time to organize for the new school year.

If you would like to begin working with this program this school year, contact the church office for a form to complete indicating your interest. Volunteers from year's past must "register" to participate also.  Some special food items you might like to purchase are:

Shelf-stable milk - Hershey's or TruMoo - white or chocolate only, 8 oz. boxes - Ritz crackers fresh stacks, Nabisco Graham cracker fresh stack, and premium saltines fresh stack, Tuna salad kit and chicken salad kit - with peel back lid - 3.5 oz., plain Light tuna in water in foil pouch, Raisins - six snack size boxes per package, Jars of peanut butter - 16 - 17 oz. jars only - used for long weekends and holiday breaks

Once again we are donating school supplies to Dixieland Elementary School.  Donations may be brought to the church through September 13.  Needed supplies are listed below.

facial tissues; disinfecting wipes; plastic pencil boxes; Bic pens; markers; dry erase markers - low odor (chisel point); small pencil sharpener with cover; erasers - large, pink; spiral notebooks - wide ruled; Elmer's glue stick, large (22g); zipper storage bags - quart or gallon size; hand sanitizer (bottle); #2 pencils; crayons; highlighters; colored pencils; scissors - 5"blunt/rounded or 7" student; pocket folders - with or without brads; notebook paper - wide ruled; Elmer' s glue.

You are invited --- to become a supporter of the College Heights Backpack Ministry through participation in the new “Backpack Food of the Month” program.  For the next few months, a box will be set up in the narthex as the collection point for donations of specified food items.  These will be foods that we cannot purchase at a lower price at Sam’s Club, and only occasionally (if ever) go on sale at retail groceries. 


May’s “Food of the Month” --- jars of peanut butter and bottles of squeezable jelly. 

  • Jars of peanut butter; 16 - 17 oz. jars only; name-brands and store brands are accepted.
  • Squeezable jelly; name-brands and store brands are welcome.  We use either grape or strawberry, but grape is less costly.  Dollar Tree may have the bottles of squeezable jelly for only $1.00.  Donations may be placed in the box in the narthex for Backpack Food Donations.  These items will be part of the summer food package, so they will be needed very soon!


The Missions Ministry Team hopes you will accept the invitation --- No RSVP is needed!