Backpack Buddies

    January 01, 2019 | Children | Missions by Margrit Snyder

    Backpack Buddies

    Catoctin Elementary School students benefit from our Backpack Buddies program. The Backpack Buddies program provides 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 snacks every week to students who qualify for free and reduced lunches.

    Our packing dates are:

    The first Sunday of every month starting in October after the 9:45am service in Asbury Hall

    How you can help?
    item Donation:

    By donating the following items and placing in the bin marked "Backpack Buddies" located in the Missions Room behind Wesley Hall:

    • cans of ravioli, Beefaroni or spaghetti
    • granola bars
    • cereal (individual size boxes)
    • instant oatmeal
    • fruit cups
    • individual serving size applesauce
    • shelf milk (white or chocolate)
    • juice boxes
    • macaroni and cheese cups
    • cheese crackers
    • Ramen noodles

    Packing schedule:
    October 6th, 2019 February 2nd, 2020
    November 3rd, 2019 March 1st, 2020
    December 1st, 2019 April 5th, 2020
    January 5th, 2020  May 3rd, 2020
    Monetary Donation:

    You can also help with a monetary donation. It costs approximately $30/month to support one student.  You can donate using the Leesburg UMC Online Giving form (link below) or as part of your regular offering via the offering envelopes (please write Backpack Buddies on the memo line of the offering envelope).

    Give Online


    If you have questions, please contact Barbara Luna, Backpack Buddies Coordinator, at (703) 606-1256 after 6:00 pm or by email at

    Thank you for your continued support!

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