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School Supplies Needed 2017

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Summer is coming to a close and the start of school is right around the corner. The River Food Pantry is again hosting a school supply drive for neighborhood familes. We want to make sure ALL children are excited for their first day back at school by providing the needed materials to help them learn.

Please help and donate school supplies!

All donations can be dropped off at The River during regular donation hours Monday and Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. through the end of August. 

Here's a list of the items that the children need:

All Grades

Pocket Folders 7–10

Spiral Notebook, single subject 7-10

Packs of loose leaf paper 2-3

3-ring binders 1” & 2” 1-2

3-ring binders ½” 1-2

Simple Calculator or TX30XIIS

#2 pencils 36

Erasers

Blue or Black Pens – no gel pens!

Red pens

Highlighters 2

Pencil case

Glue Sticks

White school glue

Colored Pencils

Colored Markers

Scissors

Ruler 12” w/ metrics

Index cards 5x7 100

Graph Paper

Tissues 2 large boxes

Backpack – sturdy

Black / Blue / Red Sharpie

Elementary grades only

All items listed above plus:

Crayons

Elmer’s white washable glue

Smock (not plastic) or old shirt for painting

Scotch tape

Qt., gallon or snack size slide loc storage bags

Plastic rest mat for kindergarteners

Dry erase markers

Letter size clipboard

Post-It sticky notes (3x3)

Watercolor paints

Plastic school box 5x8


Optional or only some grades

Artist’s sketch pad

Pocket dictionary & thesaurus

1 pack Vis-à-vis washable overhead markers

Fresh wipes / Clorox clean-ups

Fine tip red sharpie

 

If you or someone you know is interested in hosting a school supply drive at your place of employment, please email Amy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."
- Matthew 25:35-36

The River Food Pantry
2201 Darwin Rd. | Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 442-8815
Email: info@riverfoodpantry.org

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave, SW , Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

In addition the State of Wisconsin prohibits discrimination in the delivery of services on all the above bases, as well as sexual orientation and religion. 

The River Food Pantry complies with all Federal, State and local laws regarding nondiscrimination and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons.