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The Palmerton Area School District has partnered with two community organizations to coordinate a food drive to assist local families.

  • Micah’s Backpack Program at Faith Alive Church collects items that assist PASD elementary school families.
  • Raising the House coordinates a backpack and food distribution program that provides assistance
    to families at our secondary schools.

The PASD is proud of the partnership that has developed with both organizations over the years. We hope that you will help us continue to grow and expand upon this current relationship so that we can help more PASD families than ever before.

This is where you come in!

Over the years, many people have asked, “How can I help?” Listed below are details to assist you.

Step 1: Both organizations have provided a list of preferred items. Please refer to the lists below to view each organization’s requested items.

Step 2: Please keep these lists in a place where you can easily access them for future reference. You may want to take a photo of the requested items and keep it on your phone so that you can refer to it while you are shopping.

Step 3: Purchase any of the items on the provided lists.

Step 4: Please send all items to school with your child. If you are a community member who does not have a child in the district, please feel free to drop off your items at any of our schools.

Note: Donations will be accepted throughout the entire school year.

Questions: If you have a question, please email pasd@palmerton.org.

Items Requested by Raising the House:
Healthy Choice brand Chicken and Rice Soup
Healthy Choice brand Chicken Noodle Soup
Single-serve cups of macaroni and cheese- any brand
Star Kist brand Buffalo Chicken individual packets
Boxed pasta- any brand (12-16 oz. per box)
Knorr brand packages of rice- any flavor
Uncle Ben’s brand microwavable packages of rice- any flavor
Chunk canned chicken breast- any brand
Cheerios- plain flavor- regular sized box
Individual packets of instant oatmeal- any brand and flavor
Quaker brand chocolate chip flavored granola bars
Goldfish crackers- individual packets
Packs of individually wrapped crackers- no peanut butter
Unsweetened applesauce cups- any brand
Fruit cups with No Sugar Added- any brand

Items Requested by Micah’s Backpack Program at Faith Alive Church:
Cereal- Individual boxes- any brand or flavor
Juice- Individual boxes/pouches- any brand or flavor
Mac-n-Cheese- Kraft Easy Mac pouches (not cups)
Ritz Fresh Stacks Crackers- 8 sleeves per box
Any pasta w/ sauce- 7.5 oz microwave cups
Raman Noodles- packs of Maruchan brand (not Nissin brand)
Vegetables- Microwave cups
Applesauce- Individual cups (non-refrigerated)
Fruit Cups- Individual cups (non-refrigerated)
Pudding Cups- Individual cups (non-refrigerated)
Jello Cups (with or without fruit)- Individual cups (non-refrigerated)
Microwave popcorn- any brand
Pop Tarts- name brand only

Food Drive Flyer