FoodPantryOur next food drive for the pantry at the Ames Middle School will take place from Oct. 29 thru the month of November. Collegiate/Wesley is one of a few local congregations that help stock the food pantries at the middle and high schools each year. This pantry exists to provide families with snacks and meals, especially for the weekends when there are no school-based meals, plus toiletries and essential clothing needs.

Here’s a list of the shelf-stable items that have been requested. Where specific brand names have been requested (e.g. PopTarts), please donate only that brand and not a generic item. Donations may be brought to the church at any time during the month of November and placed in one of the shopping carts. (The sole exception would be *string cheese, which should be placed in either the Fireside Room refrigerator or the Wesley Hall refrigerator; if possible, please let the office or Tim Gossett know you have dropped the cheese off.)

  • Gold Fish crackers
  • Popcorn (microwave or pre-popped)
  • Cookies (shelf-stable)
  • Cheez-Its
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Granola Bars
  • Protein Bars
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Cereal (little boxes)
  • Chips (little bags)
  • Pudding Cups (non-refrigerated)
  • Ritz Crackers
  • Fruit Cups
  • * String Cheese
  • Teddy Grahams
  • Graham Crackers
  • Microwaveable Food (such as mac-n-cheese, Chef Boyardee, or any instant microwaveable cups)
  • 100% fruit juice bottles (plastic is preferred) or juice boxes