Backpack for Kids

Backpack for Kids

Mt. Ruhama is helping to sponsor the

BACKPACK FOR KIDS program at Balls Creek

Elementary and Tuttle Elementary.

This program is geared to help children in need by supplying

food over the weekends.  The backpacks are distributed each Friday with around 15 items of food, and the empty packs are returned on Mondays.  The process is repeated each week.


Because of increased need our collection will be ongoing/

year round.  We will alternate delivery to each school as

soon as an adequate amount has been collected.


What types of food are needed?  Any single serving canned

food (pop-top if available) or individually wrapped snack foods will be accepted. Our goal is to provide healthy foods that are child friendly.  The contents for each backpack will weigh approximately 5 lbs., yet in some cases, a bag could weigh up to 12 lbs., with contents.  Therefore, it is

important to use single serving cans so that it will be lighter for the children to carry home.


Canned meats (chicken, tuna, ham)

Canned meals (beef stew, soup, beef a roni, chicken & dumplings

Macaroni & cheese, spaghetti & meatballs)

Ramen Noodles, Instant Oatmeal & Grits in packet

Fruit bars, Granola Bars, Pop-Tarts, Cereal Bars, Protein Bars

Peanut Butter (small plastic jars or single serving cups)

Popcorn, crackers, etc.


ANY single serve non-perishable food items will be welcomed.

 (Microwavable items are fine)