Imagine leaving school on Friday afternoon, not knowing if you will eat again until Monday morning.

Unfortunately, that is a reality for some children in Bibb County. Northminster has begun a ministry to help ease the worries of some Rosa Taylor Elementary students that live in our neighborhood.

On Friday afternoons, each of these children will be given a bag that includes pre-packaged protein, fruit, drink, snack and breakfast. We need your help to provide these children with items in those five groups. Since they do not receive much nutrition, the food should be as healthy as possible.

Donation Items

  • Food
    • General Characteristics
      • Individually packed, single serving size
      • Non-perishable
      • Easy to open
      • Non-glass
      • No refrigeration Required
      • Small enough to fit into a backpack with several other items
    • Fruit
      • A pack of individual serving cups of any fruit or a box of fruit bars
    • Protein
      • Peanut butter crackers
      • Tuna packets
      • Chef Boy-R-Dee
    • Breakfast
      • Individual serve cereal
      • Oatmeal or grits packets
    • Drinks
      • Horizon milk boxes (organic section at grocery)
      • Juice boxes
    • Snacks
      • Pretzel packs
      • Chips
      • Individually wrapped cookis
  • School Supplies
    • Backpack
    • Calculator
    • Box of 64 crayons
    • Erasers
    • Glue sticks
    • Different colored highlighters
    • Pack of index cards
    • Pack of water-based markers
    • Pencil box
    • Pencil sharpeners
    • Pencils
    • Pocket folders
    • Pack of post it notes
    • Boxes of Puffs Tissues
    • Inch/cm ruler
    • Pair of scissors
    • Roll of scotch tape
    • Three ring binder (2-3 inches)
    • Pack of wide-ruled notebook paper
  • Hygiene Products (travel-size containers)
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Toothpaste
    • Baby wipes
    • Dental floss
    • Fold-up toothbrush
    • Breath strips
    • Mouth wash
    • Small first aid kit
    • Very smallest travel-size sewing kit (minimum thread and needle)
    • Deodorant
    • Travel soap or body wash
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Lotion
    • Lip balm (i.e. chapstick)
    • Hair bands
    • Brush
  • $ Financial Support $
    • Used to by various items including: backpack food / school / hygiene items, emergency food for families, clothing items, etc.


Call Judy Hill (477-7498) or Ann Weaver (477-3359).