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Got Your Back Pack

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Homelessness touches nearly every Rockwood school. In fact, current numbers show 112 Rockwood students are homeless with about 50 percent of students residing in the county and 50 percent residing in the city.

Each weekend, our students in need receive a backpack filled with nutritious food items that are easy to open, simple to prepare and can accommodate a variety of living circumstances.

Thank you for our Rockwood community supporters, including Dierbergs, The Journey, and local farmer's markets.

If you have questions, please contact Rockwood Student Services at 636-733-2177 or send an email to

Online Donations

When you give a donation using our secured online system, you'll provide funds to add food directly to children's backpacks. Learn more about how you can donate online.

Food Donations

You may donate sealed food items to any Rockwood school or community organization hosting local drives to fill our Rockwood Food Pantry.

Needed items include:

  • oatmeal
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • canned tuna
  • macaroni and cheese
  • pasta
  • spaghetti sauce
  • rice (bags or boxes, 2 lbs. or less)
  • dried fruit
  • fruit and vegetables in cans
  • soups
  • granola bars
  • gift cards to grocery stores to purchase these items are also appreciated