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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Blessing of the Backpacks Food Drive

Hunger doesn’t take the weekend off.  Come out and support National Blessings in a Backpack Day on Thursday, September 17th - Both Maury Elementary School and Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy have Blessings in a Backpack programs that provide food on the weekend to children in need.  In support of these programs we are holding a Blessing in a Backpack Food Drive.  You can help support one or both of these programs by dropping off any of the following food items at one of these schools on Thursday between 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.  Designated bins will be located outside near the front door of the school for your convenience.

Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy, 530 S St Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (
Maury Elementary School, 600 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA 22301 (

Please understand that we can only accept the following items for donation:  
Breakfast items:
Soft granola bars
Fruit and grain bars
Oatmeal/grits (single serving packages)
Entrée items:
Soup (Chicken Noodle or Tomato)
Canned Ravioli
Canned Spaghetti & meatballs
Canned Beefaroni
Canned tuna/chicken
Mac & Cheese (individual size)
Rice – Ready to Serve Packets (Uncle Ben’s – any flavor)
Ramen Noodles (single serving)
Canned vegetables
Healthy Snacks:
Canned fruit
100% juice snacks
Cheese filled crackers
Cheese snack crackers (Goldfish or Cheez-Its, individual size)
Individual cups of fruit, applesauce or pudding . . .No squeeze packs, please

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