Time: Saturday, August 5th from 9:00am to 3:30pm

Pack the Bus 2023

Help RIFA Pack the Bus! Join us in the fight against hunger Saturday, August 5th from 9:00am – 3:30pm at all Kroger and Walmart locations in Jackson.

Pack the Bus is a food drive event that benefits the Snack Backpack ministry. This ministry provides kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare, nutritious food to elementary schoolchildren who have little to no food over the weekends. The food collected from Pack the Bus will be used to fill each Snack Backpack. 

RIFA provides Snack Backpacks to over 1,000 children at Jackson-Madison County elementary schools each week during the school year. Each Snack Backpack provides a child with six meals and two snacks.

The next time you are grocery shopping, grab a few of these items!

  • Pop-Tarts
  • Ramen Noodles (chicken or beef)
  • Microwavable Popcorn (individually wrapped)
  • Apple Sauce (with foil lids)
  • Oatmeal (single-serve packs)
  • Chicken Noodle Soup (with pop-tops)
  • Ravioli (with pop-tops)
  • Macaroni and Cheese (individual packets/ bowls)

Then, join us on August 5th to drop off your donations. Look for the school bus parked outside each Jackson Kroger and Walmart location and watch your donations pack the bus. By donating to Pack the Bus, you help make a difference in the lives of children in our community!

This event is a great opportunity to volunteer! We need volunteers at every location to help collect food and pass out shopping lists. Multiple time slots are available to fit your schedule! If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete this form.

Can’t join us August 5th? No problem! You can donate directly here, or you can shop our Amazon list here.

You can learn more about the Snack Backpack ministry on our website.

For more information about how you can get involved in Pack the Bus, contact Esther at ejones@rifajackson.org or 731-427-7963.

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