NEUMC has adopted Sandlapper Elementary School for the Richland Two Backpack Program. The goal is to decrease weekends without adequate nourishment by providing additional foods as a supplement for families. Food items will be collected the first Sunday of each month. A collection box is located in the narthex for the items.

Backpack Program Suggested Menu Items                                                                                    

2 Breakfast Items:

  • Individually packaged oatmeal & grits
  • Individually packaged muffins
  • Individually packaged cereal
  • Pop-tarts (limited)
  • Instant muffin or pancake mix (only need water to mix)
  • Shelf stable milk

2 Lunch and 2/3 Dinner Items:

  • Individual pasta (Ravioli, Spaghetti O’s)
  • Individually packaged or can of vegetable cups (green beans, peas, carrots, etc.)
  • Individually packaged or can of cups (applesauce, peaches, fruit cocktail, etc.)
  • Individually packaged pasta dinners with sauce
  • Ramon noodles & Maruchan Instant Lunches
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Vienna Sausages
  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken, etc.)
  • Soups
  • Pork n’ beans
  • Premade peanut butter & jelly sandwiches

2/3 Snack Items:

  • Fruit Roll Up / fruit snacks
  • Crackers
  • Granola bars / cereal bars
  • Dried fruit (raisins)
  • Beef jerky / sticks
  • Individual juice boxes (prefer 100% juice)

Keep in mind:

  • The above is a suggested list of items and variations from this menu is determined by the support system providing the items.
  • Food items need to be easily opened and prepared.
  • Small children will be carrying the backpack and the weight of the bag needs to be monitored.