Please bring items to the meeting on September 8th or take to the usual collection points by Tuesday September 7th.
Backpack Project – Suggested Food Items
The project was initially intended to provide a backpack of food to any child in the school who is in danger of going hungry over the weekend. Backpacks include three evening meals, two lunches and three breakfast, plus a few treats.
The aim is to provide food that is simple to prepare with minimal equipment and that can be prepared by the child for themselves. The backpacks need to be prepared in advance and stored in readiness for when they are needed, so fresh and chilled items cannot be included.
The school have asked us if we would temporarily provide some items for children in danger of having no lunch, since not all pupils are eligible for school meals and the school canteen remains closed because of Covid-19.
For September, we are particularly looking for food for lunches.
Thank you for supporting our project.
Suggested Food Items
Individual juice cartons (usually available in packs of 3 or 6)
Individual porridge pots or boxes of porridge sachets (we can split these for the backpacks)
Ready to eat pots of jelly, fruit, custard, rice pudding, Angel Delight, etc
Breakfast bars such as Rice Crispies or Coco Pops (usually available as box of 5 or 6)
Instant pasta / rice / noodle packets or pots (packets for backpacks / pots for lunches)
Snack packs of dried fruit / fruit snacks (raisins, yogurt coated fruit, fruit winders, etc)
Individual chocolate bars (treatsize or packs of 4/8 - Mars, Milky Way, etc)
Individually wrapped biscuits, flapjacks or cake bars (we’ll split multi-packs)
Crisps / Snack-a-Jacks / Cheddies etc