As we continue to live in a season of uncertainty, we’re determined to do all we can to ensure no child in the Springfield area goes hungry. For some kids who attend Harvard Park Elementary, gaining access to groceries for a week at home during Spring Break can be challenging.

To participate in the Spring Break Food Drive and bring hope to a Harvard Park family, simply follow the instructions below.

  1. Choose any grocery store to shop at
  2. Shop for the items below
  3. Drop off your groceries at Harvard Park Elementary School on Tuesday, February 23, between 3:00 and 7:00 PM. Please pull up your car to the school entrance located on the west side of the building on Yale Street, where West Side volunteers will be waiting to get your groceries from your car!

Grocery ListS

Pleased donate items specifically mentioned below ONLY:

  • 2- 15 oz. cans of pasta (such as Spaghetti-O's or ravioli)
  • 2- 15 oz. cans of fruit
  • 1- 12.4 oz box of crackers (Ritz/Cheeze-Its/etc.)
  • 1- 18 oz- box of cereal
  • 1 box of toaster pastries (8 count in any flavor)
  • 1 box of cereal bars or granola bars (8-10 count in any flavor)
  • 1 loaf of bread
  • 4 individual packages of Ramen Noodles (any flavor)
  • 1 box of fruit snacks
  • 1- 24 oz can of pasta sauce
  • 1- 16 oz box of spaghetti noodles
  • 1- 10 count box of instant oatmeal (any flavor)
  • 1- 4 count snack pack pudding or Jello (any flavor)

Gift Cards: Can’t make it to the store or live outside of Springfield and would like to help? Simply purchase a gift card from Walmart, Aldi, or County Market! Please mail gift cards to West Side Christian Church, c/o Stephanie Dugan, 2850 Cider Mill Lane, Springfield, IL 62702.

Volunteer: Sign up to help us as we collect and distribute food at Harvard Park.