Help send kids to school with full stomachs, supplies

Families Forward needs pantry and school supplies in July

For the past several years, our Mission and Service Ministry has been proud to support Families Forward, among the highest rated programs for the homeless in the United States. They use their donations efficiently and transparently, and they’re located right here in Irvine! 

You can help in two ways. We are collecting food for them. The list of most needed Items is short, according to Mike Lopez, Outreach Coordinator for Families Forward:

  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables  
  • Peanut Butter

The other way is to help with our School Supply Collection. See the following list for the most needed items. If you are so inclined, you can fill a backpack with supplies. Note: The School Supply collection ends July 22 to give Families Forward some time to assemble the backpacks for the students.

  • 17-inch Backpacks
  • Binders
  • Colored Pencils
  • Dividers
  • Glues Sticks
  • Sharpies
  • Highlighters
  • Index Cards
  • Thick & Thin Markers
  • Lined Paper
  • Rulers
  • Protractors
  • Scissors
  • Zippered Pencil Holders

Please donate what you are able. It means so much to low-income students and gives them a chance to start out on an equal footing with their more prosperous peers.

Thank you very much from Mission and Service!

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