Backpack Ministry

Backpack-Ministry

What is the Backpack Ministry?

Pleasant Grove Nazarene has partnered with several local schools to distribute food packs to children who are using the National School Lunch Assistance Program. They are then reached out to by caring teachers and staff members who then see to it that the child is discreetly given a food pack to take back home for evening and weekend meals. The school also staff assist us determining how many children need assistance and any other possible needs.

Summer Program

In addition to the school year, during holidays and summer periods, we will also send a request for to see if any children would like to be inclusive of the program directly outside of school.

What items can we provide?

Most any nonperishable non refrigerated foods. Below is a good base to work from.

  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Spagettios
  • Tuna
  • Peanut Butter
  • Easy Mac
  • Fruit Cup
  • Mixed veggies
  • Juices
  • Snack Item
  • Snack item
  • Oatmeal
  • Popcorn
  • Educational Piece

Where can I donate or assist?

Food can be brought by the church during normal office hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 2pm. You may also bring items by during any service times as well. Once a month we meet on Wednesday evening at 6:30 to sort and pack items to deliver to the schools. See the calendar for specific days.