Community Backpack Project

Trinity provides food on weekends and holidays to five students at Algonquin Middle School.

We are helping overcome hunger in Des Plaines.


Food donations can be placed in the grey container in the Narthex.


Community Backpack Project Food Items: Approximate Weights


15 oz. Canned Pasta and Meat (Spaghettios, Beef Ravioli, etc.)

10 oz. Canned Soup

7 oz. Boxed Macaroni and Cheese

15 oz. Canned Beef Stew/

Chicken Stew/

Chicken ala King

4-5 oz. Canned Sausages, Tuna, and Chicken

Oatmeal Packets

1 oz. Individual Cereal Boxes

Individual Fruit Cups

15 oz. Canned Fruit or Vegetables

6 oz. Juice Boxes

Packets of Powder Milk

to make 1 Quart

12 oz. Snack/Granola Bars

15 oz. Packets of Peanut Butter Crackers

1 oz. Packages of Chips, Pretzels, Doritos, and Takis

2 oz. Individual packages of Cookies

1-2 oz. Individual packages of Fruit Snack Pudding Cups

8 oz. Individual packages of Rice Krispie Treats

16 oz. Plastic jar of Peanut Butter

16 oz. Plastic jar of Jelly


The office will accept gift cards to Aldi, Costco, Mariano’s, Walmart and Sam’s Club, or monetary donations as well.