Most years, going back to school means picking out a new backpack, not a new face mask. Things are different this year – but as kids begin to get back to the classroom, their needs haven’t changed too much. Students still need pencils, notebooks, folders, and other school supplies to help them complete assignments and succeed.
Buying school supplies is expensive – it poses a challenge for many families, including those that rely on the Pantry Program at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. We recognized that challenge and, a few weeks ago, we reached out to our supporters with the goal of raising funds to fill backpacks for students in need.
As they always do, our supporters answered the call and helped us reach our goal. We were able to fill 115 backpacks with essentials for students in need. Thanks to the dedication and support of our community, we distributed these backpacks, loaded with everything from crayons to binders, to the families at the pantry last week.
These kids wanted to share their gratitude with everyone who supports Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!