Tiger Food

Tiger Food Backpack Program

Howland United Methodist’s Tiger Food Backpack Mission project is in it’s fifth year and has already reached it’s goal of serving all 4 of Howland’s Elementary Schools!  It is designed to help provide food for food insecure children in grades K-5 in Howland Elementary School.  The children are given 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and a


snack on the last school day of every school week to help God’s children have food to eat on the weekends.  One in five children in every classroom goes hungry, especially on the weekend when there are no school lunches.

At the present time we are serving over 200 kids each week.  The cost for each child each week is $5.00 per child, over $1,000.00 per week and over $35,000.00 a year!  We are very blessed to have a church that provides space, food and monetary support as well as the Howland schools and community.  We also apply for grants when available like The Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation awarded us $15,000.00 in 2017, which helped to make it possible to offer better nutritional items for the kids each week.

If you are led help this mission be a successful outreach, please do one or more of the 3 things listed below.

  1. Donate financially by writing a check made out to Howland United Methodist Church and ear mark it for The Tiger Backpack Mission Project or donate online with E-Giving
  2. Donate food items for our weekly deliveries. { See full food list below}
  3. Pack/Delivery food weekly. Packing is at 4:30pm on Thursdays and delivery is at 10:00am on Fridays.  Please let Lannie know if you can help. {there are times the schools schedule change so be sure to check the dates on the bulletin board in the narthex each week.}


If you know of some person or agency that might help, please contact Lannie/Bill Mease at 330-856-1626 home, 330-219-1025 cell/text or Lan7Mease@aol.com. Thank you.

 Tiger Food Backpack Mission Food List

Cereal boxes, individual

Apple sauce, cups

Fruit cups, individual

Jello cups with fruit

Mac/cheese, individual

Soup cups, no metal tops

Pasta cups, any kind

Rice-a-Rona Chicken Dinner

Cracker packs, any flavor

Ramen noodles, any flavor

Raisins/cranraisins boxes

Cups of Vegetables, individual

Nutrition/breakfast bars

Peanut butter, individual servings

Jelly, individual packets

Oatmeal packs

No metal tops

All packages with individual servings

Thank you for helping to feed God’s precious children!