Kick-Off Summer By Feeding Hungry Children In Our Community

It’s officially summer and you know what that means! Idlewild Family Dentistry is proud to host yet another donation drive for the BounceBack Backpack Program. Starting July 1st, Idlewild Family Dentistry will partner with Matthews Help Center to provide food for hungry children right here in our community!

When: July 1st- August 27th

What: Food Donations for BounceBack Backpack Program

Where: Idlewild Family Dentistry


What is the BounceBack Backpack Program?

BounceBack Backpack Prgram

The BounceBack Backpack Program is a food drive hosted by Matthews Help Center every school year. What many people in our area don’t realize is that during the school year, many children will receive free or reduced price meals during the week but go without food during the weekends. The BounceBack Backpack Program collects healthy, non-perishable foods to help feed these children every weekend.

The program will provide food for 70 children from three of the local elementary schools. Every Friday, the children receive kid-friendly meals to get them through the long weekends. Providing food for these young children also helps to improve their performance in the classroom by decreasing anxiety and improving their attention span!


How Can You Help?

In order to provide enough food for 70 children every Friday, Matthews Help Center depends on donations from generous community members like you! The good news is that Idlewild Family Dentistry is making it even easier for you to help out. From July 1st until August 27th, we will be accepting donations at our practice located at:

15060 Idlewild Rd.
Matthews, NC 28104

 Simply stop by our office and drop off your non-perishable food donations at our front desk. A different “menu” has been created for each weekend for variety so be sure to donate ONLY the items from these menus. Scroll to the end to see these menus.


Donate to Win a Gas Card from Idlewild Family Dentistry

$25 gas cardDr. Mitesh and the team at Idlewild Family Dentistry appreciate your donations and want to thank you for your generosity. For every item you donate, you receive one entry into a drawing for a $25 gas card! The more items you donate, the better your chances of scoring free gas! We are accepting donations until Aug. 27th so don’t miss out!


BounceBack Backpack Menus

Week 1:

Cereal bars

Instant grits packets

Canned pasta with beef

Cans of mixed vegetables

Rice packages

Cans of chicken

Goldfish/Cracker pack

Applesauce or Fruit Cup


Week 2:

Instant oatmeal packets

Small cereal boxes or cereal bars

Macaroni & cheese packets

Fruit or Applesauce cups

Cans of beans & franks (or other protein)

Cans of soup

Cans of corn

Boxes of raisins

Peanut butter crackers


Week 3:

Instant grits packets

Cereal bars

Tuna helpers or packages of pasta

Cans of tuna

Cans of pasta

Cans of green beans or peas

Saltine crackers

Packages of dried fruit or raisins

Goldfish or cracker packs


Week 4:

Small boxes of cereal or cereal bars

Instant oatmeal packets

Peanut butter


Macaroni and Cheese

Cans of vegetable soup

Applesauce cups

Graham crackers

Granola bars

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