5th Annual Blessing of the Backpacks Mass

Supporting the Broadview-Thomson K-8 Food Program
Sunday, September 17, 10:30am Mass
Fill your backpacks with food from the list below and bring them to the 10:30am Mass. Father will bless the backpacks and food and pray for a great year for all students, teachers and parents.
Since January of 2013, St. John Parish, The Ballard Food Bank, American West Bank, and Broadview Thomson PTA have provided donations of approximately 21,000 pounds of food (40,000 meals) to 234 children through its food program. We are going strong and look forward to your continued support!
Requested:  Single serve items including crackers, apple sauce, fruit cups in water, trail mix, nuts, dried fruit, granola and sports bars, oatmeal, low sugar cereals, juice boxes, pasteurized milk, crackers in a box (Graham, Ritz, Fish, etc.), local grocery store gift cards.
Please avoid expired food, glass containers, oversized items, specialty items, items needing to be cooked, spicy foods.