January 01, 2019 | Children | Missions by Margrit Snyder
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.
How you can help?
You can help 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
- 1-pound bag dry beans
- 1-pound bag rice
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). Monetary Donation (choose fund "Backpack Buddies"):
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!