School Supply & Snack Drive
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm
Let’s Pack the Pantry! (with snacks & school supplies)
Benefitting University of the District of Columbia
The University of the District of Columbia is a Title IX school that educates a large percentage of students who are the first generation in their families to attend college. Many do not receive financial support from their families and work one or two jobs to pay for transportation, books, lab materials, and school supplies.
Let’s help them get off to a great start this year by packing their student pantry with school supplies and snacks listed on the Pack the Pantry info sheet and below. Bring donations to the collection tables in the narthex before or after worship on July 25 or drop them by the collection area outside Stone Hall between 1:00 and 3:00 pm.
The UDC Pantry has been one of the grateful recipients of NPC’s generosity at the Great Day of Service and Neighbor Day, when we have donated hundreds of pounds of healthy snacks, food, and personal care items to the pantry so students can “shop” free of charge.
In 2020, NPC also gave $5,000 to purchase refrigerators, shelving for canned and dry goods, bins, and carts for moving food around the student-managed pantry. Other funding from NPC has purchased a commercial size freezer chest, first aid kit, two stainless steel worktables and a stainless-steel workstation. Our investment convinced the UDC Board of Trustees to provide the pantry a larger more accessible space in the student center.
- Small packs of trail mix or nuts
- Healthy snack bars
- Small fruit/applesauce cups
- Cheese & Crackers
- Pencils/Mechanical Pencils Pens (various colors)
- Highlighters (various colors)
- Pencil Case
- Note Cards
- Spiral Notebooks Binders (various colors)
- Paper clips
- Laptop Backpack
- Sticky Tack/Poster Strips
- Scotch Tape
- Duct Tape
- Binder Clips
- Dry-Erase Board/Cork-Board