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Backpack Blessings

A program providing a weekend supply of nutritious food for children while school breakfast and lunch is unavailable. Each food bag contains, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 snacks, 2 fruit and/or vegetables. All food is non-perishable and provided to children free of charge.


It is the hope of The STOP Coalition and our partners that this program will support the health and well-being of every student that participates


This program is funded through various grants, community churches, and local businesses.


For more information or questions please contact:


Angela Sparks | 304-664-3986 |

Sherry Gross | 304-664-3986 |

Get Involved Today

A pledge will help to supply a child for a month with the nutritious food they require.


If you do wish to pledge, please send check or money order to:


The STOP Coalition

PO Box 1385

Gilbert, WV 25621


We will also gladly accept the convenience of donating safely through PayPal.






If you would rather donate food items directly we are always looking for help to help support this program. Please see the wish list below for examples of our needs.

Letter to the Community Partners

Our Wish List

** anything single serving, easy to prepare and non-perishable


Chef Boyardee type can foods


Ramen Noodles (blocks and cups)


Mac & Cheese (boxes, cups, and/or packets)






Fruit Snacks


Pudding Cups






Gold Fist, Teddy Grahams, Animal Crackers etc.




Fruit Cups


Apple Sauce


Cereal/Fruit Bars



Vienna Sausages


Beanee Weenies


Rice (easy to fix in the boxes or cups)


Vegetables (individual cups)



Prevention Coalition


Backpack Blessings


Contact Us


Phone: (304) 664-3986

Fax: (304) 664-3988


Physical Address

326 RT 80

Gilbert, West Virginia 25621


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1385

Gilbert, West Virginia 25621