School Food Drive -2022

Food for Students at Norwood Elementary School

NBCRI has partnered with Norwood Elementary School to directly support its food pantry. (We will continue to support vetted individuals in need as well that come as recommendations)

Attached is a list of foods & items that are needed.

NBCRI supports people who need food in the following ways:

  • Families at Norwood Elementary School will be able to "shop" once a week for the items/supplies needed to help with food insecurity.

  • Support families within the Norwood neighborhood that are recommended either by the school, church members, or the Norwood Boys & Girls Clubs. Families are then vetted.

  • NBCRI also actively monitors social media for those who may be in need.

In addition to the list below, NBCRI is also in need of gift cards so families can pick up fresh items.  

Should you have food/gift cards that need to be dropped off, please contact the church to make arrangements with our mission team.

941-7040 or place items in the alcove (front double doors) or bring your items Sunday mornings and leave in the wagon located in Trinity Hall.

*If you would prefer to make a monetary donation and let us do the shopping for you, please click on the link to the right (GIVE). You may use your credit card to donate. Please click on the category Hunger Ministries.

Below is the list of items needed.  

When shopping we also encourage you to look for items that have pull lids or can be cooked in a microwave. Most times, kids are cooking for themselves or others may be living out of motels/hotels. You are also invited to provide a good old fashion hand-can opener.


Hormel Complete Meals or meals that can be cooked in the microwave

Canned Chicken, Tuna or Spam  

Pasta & Pasta Sauce (large cans or plastic bottles)

Mac & Cheese (individual serving cups) 

Canned Pasta Meals (with pop lids)  

Skillet Kits  



Instant Boxed Potatoes, Stuffing, Rice

Gravy, Soup/Stews, or Baked Beans

Ritz Crackers or Saltine Crackers 



Canned Vegetables 

Breakfast/Lunch Staples

Peanut Butter, Jelly

Pancake Mix (that only requires water), Syrup

Oatmeal, Cereal

Canned Fruit, Fruit Cups



Popcorn, Granola Bars, Pop-Tarts, or Pudding Cups, Breakfast Bars

Jell-O, Fruit Snacks, Goldfish, or Crackers

Brownie Mix, Cake Mix,  Instant Pudding


Toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo/conditioner, soap, hygiene products, paper towels, laundry detergent, and dish soap

As well as plastic silverware, plates, bowls for those individuals who are living in motels/homeless.


Don't forget those Gift Cards to local markets for fresh products (bread, milk, meat)

If you happen to think about it...we are in need of strong reusable bags to deliver items in.

Thank you!