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Barb Gilman is a wife, mother, and third-grade Catholic school teacher. She is the winner of the 2014 NCEA Distinguished Teacher Award for the Plains States. Active on social media, @BarbinNebraska is the co-organizer of the #CatholicEdChat on Twitter.

5 Comments on A Twist on the Traditional Food Drive

  1. Thanks, Joe! I borrowed the idea from another Catholic school. Thanks again for allowing me to share this idea with others. It’s a great project. So, to anyone who is thinking about borrowing this idea, borrow away!

    • Well said, Barb….unless specifically noted, the ideas on this blog are not copyrighted (though the words are) so indeed, borrow away!

  2. We had discussed doing this in my parish. I visited with the food pantry in our community and they said no. They seemed concerned about not having enough, somebody not getting one, that type of thing. We are a small rural town in Kansas. The food pantry is not associated with any particular church. Would you have any suggestions on how we might get around this obstacle? How does your food pantry distribute the Birthday Bags?

  3. I did the birthday bag project at my parish with the 5th grade PREP in conjunction with our St. Vincent DePaul group. SVDP supplied us with a list of children in their families – age 12 and under – just the code, boy or girl, and age. Each 5th grade student was given a child and asked to put cake mix, candles, and a birthday card in a gift bag. I created gift tag for each with the SVDP info.

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