Leaksville United Methodist Church
Backpack Pals Ministry

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Backpack Pals Ministry

The Backpack Pals Program serves kids who are on free or reduced lunch at Leaksville-Spray Elementary that would benefit from extra food for the weekend. Unlike other backpack feeding programs, we attempt to fill our backpacks with food that will feed the entire family over the weekend. Teachers and guidance counselor pick kids who are at risk.

Currently the Leaksville United Methodist Congregation
is serving 6 families. In the near future we will be adding more children.

Contact Angela Shumate at leaksvilleumc@triad.rr.com for details.


Currently needed items are:
jelly, saltine crackers, box meals (Hamburger Helper, Hormel Completes, etc.), spaghetti & can spaghetti sauce, pancake mix and syrup, muffin mix, can meats, chicken n dumplings, and vegetable soup or beef stew.

Place food donations in the basket outside of the church office.

Ways to Get Involved:

  • Donate food.
  • Monetary donations.
  • Collect empty backpacks from the school.
  • Fill backpacks with food.
  • Deliver filled backpacks to the school.