Backpack Food Ministry

Backpack Food MinistryNews Release:

Bethany United Methodist Church Named Purple Sage Elementary’s 2013 Partner of the Year for Backpack Food Ministry

Read Thank You Notes
from Children Food Recipients!


Some children in our community do not have consistent access to food on the weekends. So Bethany UMC provides for children who do not have consistent access to food on weekends. We provide food each Friday during the school year to Purple Sage Elementary school. We will gather the food, sort it, pack it in grocery bags, and take it to the school on Fridays for distribution.

During the Summer months we will not gather food items due to limited storage space, however we will be accepting financial donations throughout the backpack food ministrysummer.   We will use donated funds during the school year to purchase food items that we need to fulfill our weekly commitment.  

You can make a donation by making your check out to Bethany UMC and putting Backpack Food Ministry on the memo line.

Additional Information Under Serving Beyond Our Walls

Food Items Needed (Individual Sizes)

**Cans with pop tops please**

  • Meal cups–Chef Boyardee cups, hamburger cheeseburger mac packets, Hormel Compleats, Easy Mac
  • Ramen noodles
  • Vienna sausage
  • Veggie cups
  • Fruit cups
  • Applesauce
  • Raisins
  • Breakfast – Cereal (single serve boxes), Instant Oatmeal
  • Fruit juice boxes (100% juice)
  • Individually wrapped snack items – snack crackers, granola bars, microwavable popcorn
  • Plastic Grocery Sacks