Snack Pack Project – Feeding the Children of Spring Creek Elementary during the Weekend
Snack Pack is a community project coordinated and directed by volunteers of Crosspath of East Ridge. Since Fall, 2012 we have prepared and distributed weekend snack packs to eligible children as identified by school administrators. Currently we deliver 250 packs each Friday morning of the school year.
Volunteers are always welcome and there are various opportunities and times to get involved. Contact project coordinator at 423-698-2421 to learn how you can be a part of this wonderful program. Our belief is no child should be hungry in our land of plenty. Jesus said we are to love and care for our children and we are striving to do that through this program. With the help of all members at Crosspath, citizens of East Ridge and concerned individuals, businesses, civic groups and others we can not only sustain our program but grow to serve all eligible children at Spring Creek and East Ridge Elementary schools – approximately 1400 total!
Monetary Donations are tax deductible and can be made to Crosspath designated -Snack Pack. Because we purchase as much as possible from the Chattanooga Food Bank and supplement by buying in quantity from food warehouses such as Sam’s Club and Costco we can make your dollar go further.
Ongoing Food Donations - Individually packaged items only.
(NOTE: Please pay close attention to expiration dates and always buy items that will not expire before the end of the current school term….ex. items bought in May exp. Dates as late as Nov/Dec 2014. Also, when presented a choice buy low-sugar and with no high-fructose corn syrup items but without artificial sweeteners).
Vienna Sausage, Mac ‘n Cheese, Individual Main Dish Soups and Pastas (Spaghetti-os, Chili, etc)
Puddings – Chocolate and Vanilla, Chocolate Milk (non-refrigerated),
Applesauce or Fruit Cups, Individual Peanut Butter Cups,
(At Christmas Break - Family Size jars of Peanut Butter)
Microwave Popcorn, Cookies (individually packaged), Pop Tarts, Raisins
Christmas - we prepare gift bags with the following items+ for 100-300 children depending on what we have collected. In addition, we accept money (mark – Children’s Christmas, to purchase age-appropriate toys for the bags for the girls and boys.
Toothbrushes, Shampoo/Conditioner, Bath Wash, Markers, Toothpaste, Lotions, Wipes, Crayola Crayons, Soap, Socks (girls and boys) Gloves, McDonalds, other FREE coupons