Backpack Drive

Backpack Drive

Help local students start off on the right foot in September

Our food pantry serves about 800 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 making a monetary donation to support this effort.

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


Contact Assistant Food Pantry Manager Leslie Wittmann 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 Wish 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 plastic pocket folders

  • #2 pencils (pack of 12, pre-sharpened)

  • 3-pack rectangular pencil erasers

  • colored pencils (12 pack)

  • washable markers (8 or 10 pack)

  • crayons (16 or 24 pack)

  • glue stick

  • pens (black or blue)

  • 2 highlighters

Backpacks filled with supplies should be delivered to Interfaith by July 19. Thank you!

Have a large donation or need a deadline extension? No problem! Please coordinate a drop-off time with Assistant Food Pantry Manager Leslie Wittmann -