Be the Change
Support school food pantries in Sterling, VA
In the twelve schools in Sterling that St. Matthew's serves, there are over 4,800 children who meet the definition of Economically Disadvantaged – a designation that means a student qualifies for the federally subsidized meals program, which means they are at or near poverty levels. Each of these schools has started food pantries on-site to support the needs of these families.
How can you Be the Change in your area? Here are a few options:
Become a Donation Drop off point - Add a bin to your front step and tell your neighbors about supporting school food pantries
Pick up a few of the most frequently needed items or something from our What we need Wednesday list and drop them off at the church on Tues/Thurs from 8 am - 4 pm or on Sundays from 8 am - 12 pm.
Share our What we need Wednesday posts with friends on social media.
Most frequently needed items: (download shopping list here)
Rice, Beans, shelf-stable milk, canned meats (tuna, chicken), canned soup, fruit cups, pasta, oatmeal packets, granola bars, mac & cheese, diapers (all sizes), and wipes.
Check out our wishlist here:
WHAT WE NEED
Updated weekly, these are the most
needed items in our local schools: