Backpack Drive

Backpack Drive

*** COVID-19 update: Regardless of whether school takes place at their dining room tables or in classrooms, children need essential school supplies. Interfaith aims to provide them with the items they will need to succeed in the new school year.

Monetary contributions to aid in purchasing backpacks and supplies are welcome:

Help local students start off on the right foot in September

Our food pantry serves about 750 school-age children each month. Every August we distribute backpacks full of school supplies to the children of our food pantry clients. This initiative emphasizes the importance of education, defrays an additional cost faced by our clients, and helps kids start the year right.

We need your help! Please consider donating NEW school supplies, or make a monetary donation to support this effort.

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Backpack donations may be dropped off at Interfaith during these hours:


Contact Family & Children Program Manager Emily Ryan for more information:

How Can I Help?

Fill a backpack with these supplies. Backpacks should be generic and gender-neutral, if possible.

Back Packs

You can also have supplies shipped directly to our office! Shop our Amazon list or find deals on supplies elsewhere and have them shipped to us (105 Adams St., Quincy MA 02169).

  • 2 spiral notebooks

  • 2 composition notebooks

  • 3 pocket folders

  • #2 pencils

  • colored pencils

  • washable markers

  • crayons

  • glue stick

  • pens (black or blue)

  • 2 highlighters

Backpacks and supplies should be delivered to Interfaith by the last week of July. Thank you!