it’s that time of year again!

Get ready for our Annual Backpack Distribution and Collection


This is a wonderful outreach ministry where we hand out empty backpacks to the Congregation to be filled with school supplies and then distribute them to our families at the Calvary Food Pantry and in Wilson Borough.

Empty backpacks will be available to pick up from July 28th through August 4th. Please return your filled backpack by Sunday, August 11th.

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Please click here for your shopping list of school items.

Please purchase all the items on the list so that each backpack will be very similar- this helps to avoid hard feelings between siblings and friends who may compare contents.  If you’d like you can pick an age and/or gender to shop for; you can label the pack so it gets to the right age/gender child.


Again this year, we are collecting new and gently used children’s and teen books to be given out with the backpacks.  Give a book(s) you enjoyed as a child or one(s) you read to your children.  You can bring the books when you return your backpack or you can place them in the Food Pantry shopping cart any time between now and August 11th.

 If your family needs school supplies or you know someone who does, please contact us.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with this project, please contact Hal or Joyce Mante ( or 610-868-4207).