BAYOU CITY BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK
What Is It?: A nonprofit that provides weekend meals to elementary school-aged children who are eligible for school lunch programs during the week, but are in danger of going hungry on weekends.
Help Needed: Volunteers may assemble bags of easy-to-prepare food, deliver the bags to the children’s schools, and/or donate pantry items. Contact organization for changes due to COVID-19.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: 2
ASSEMBLE FOOD PACKAGES
Volunteers gather in the Palmer Parish Hall of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church for one hour each month to package weekend food bags. The meetings are usually on the third Thursday of the month, from 7-8 PM.
DONATE NEEDED FOOD ITEMS
Each month the food pantry collects a certain food item.
January: Mac & Cheese (7.25 oz boxes)
February: Peanut Butter & Squeeze Jelly
March: Fruit Cups (individually packaged)
April: Vienna sausages or Beanee Weenees
May: Granola Bars
June: Raisins (individual boxes)
July: Mac & Cheese (7.25 oz boxes)
August: Peanut Butter & Squeeze Jelly (plastic containers)
September: Oatmeal (individually packaged)
October: Canned Green Beans & Corn
November: Chili with Meat (15 oz can)
December: Canned Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup (10 3/4 oz)
Ramen, applesauce, and cheese cracker packages are accepted all year. Items may be dropped off at Paisley House, 9090 Katy Freeway, near Blalock.
DELIVER FOOD BAGS TO SCHOOLS
Volunteers deliver bags to Blackshear and Spring Shadows elementary schools every Friday during the 38 weeks of school. These deliveries take place on Friday mornings so are usually not convenient for current student volunteers, but students may be able to help during school breaks.
Alief Middle School NJHS 2017
Donation dropoff site - Paisley House
Notes from AKA sorority, 2016
Friendswood HS lacrosse team, 2017
At Paisley House drop-off site
Blessings in a Backpack Day, City Hall, 2016
AKA sorority volunteers, 2016
The HUB Houston volunteers, 2017
AKA Sorority volunteers, 2016
Note from a weekend bag recipient
Donations from Wilchester 4th grade girls, 2012
Napkin and fork rolling
Writing notes for weekend bags, 2017
Stratford High School volunteers
Packing summer food packs at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
Recycling boxes, Holy Spirit, 2017
Appreciation event for The HUB volunteers, 2017
Collecting cans for holiday meals at Silber Walmart, 2012
Stratford HS volunteers
Assembling Thanksgiving Bags, 2015
Volunteers from The HUB, 2016
Christ Church Cathedral youth group
Friendswood Lady Mustangs assembling breakfast packs, 2017