Each weekend during the school year, Matthews Help Center distributes 70 backpacks full of kid friendly, healthy food to students at Matthews Elementary and Greenway Park Elementary. Many local children receive free or reduced-cost breakfasts and lunches at school, but may have no food on the weekends. The BounceBack Backpack program supplements a hungry child's diet and eases anxieties, improves attention span, and increases academic performance.
New Charlotte is helping out by donating the specific items listed below. Please bring them on Sunday, October 1 and Sunday, October 8 or donate online here.
Items to donate:
- Canned chicken
- Rice - cups or box
- Mixed Vegetables - small can
- Canned pasta (ravioli, spaghetti-O’s)
- Instant Mac & Cheese
- Cereal bars
- Oatmeal - instant
- Fruit - small cans
- Black beans - small cans
- Kid-friendly canned soup
- Multi-packs of individual-serving cereal boxes
- Raisins - multi-packs of small boxes
- Applesauce - multi-packs of small cups/pouches
Day One 2018
August 01, 2018
Many teachers at Title I schools spend precious time and their own resources preparing for the start of the school year. We partner with our local schools to provide teacher survival kits which include backpacks, schools supplies for students, and shared supplies for the classrooms. These kits help educators and students begin teaching and learning on Day One.
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.