Adopt A Backpack sponsered by the Social Justice Committee

Start date: July 1, 2019 - End date: August 18, 2019

Location: Pick up emptyback packs after Mass on weekend of July 27th-28th


Adopt a Backpack program time is here! Please click on this event link to see further details! Backpacks & lists of items needed will be available after masses the weekend of July 27- 28, 2019. All stuffed backpacks must be returned to the church by August 18, 2019. Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee.

Each year Matthew’s Ministry provides weekend food for children in Brunswick County who are
classified as “food insecure”.

During the school year backpacks go home filled with food every Friday
and are returned empty every Monday to be filled again. Matthew’s Ministry provides weekly food to
over 500 children at 16 area schools.
Matthew’s Ministry will need backpacks filled with food to start the program again in the fall. There are
two ways that you can help fill this need:

Option 1: Pick up an empty backpack from Sacred Heart (there are 150 empty backpacks that are ready
to be filled).
Option 2: Purchase a backpack and fill it with the food items (listed below) and return your filled
backpack to Sacred Heart.

All filled backpacks will need to be returned to Sacred Heart by Sunday, August 18.
– individual packets of oatmeal
-one chef boy r dee item
-one can of a fruit or vegetable
-one jar of peanut butter (plastic only)
-one package of macaroni and cheese
-one pound package of pasta (pot size pasta preferred)
-one can of pasta sauce (cans only)
-one can of soup
-one package of ramen noodles
-one can of tuna , chicken or Vienna sausage
– one small package of rice

If you have any questions feel free to contact Shirley McHale at