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PADS Program

Saint Gilbert Catholic School Families,


Saint Gilbert Catholic School believes in being of service to others. We partner with PADS of Lake County to help those in need in the community. PADS stands for Providing Advocacy, Dignity, and Shelter. Since 1972, PADS of Lake County has faithfully provided immediate, critical services to the neediest among us--individuals and families that are experiencing homelessness in Lake County.

The United Protestant Church in Grayslake was one of the locations that provided this service. They provided dinner and a place to sleep for the homeless on Thursday evenings from October through April. When the clients left the next morning, they were given a lunch to take with them. St. Gilbert School students have been generously providing these lunches throughout the years.


Our students will still be providing food donations. The classes will NOT be providing dinners this year or serving dinners. Each grade is assigned a different pre-packaged/non perishable food to bring in on their assigned week.


Thank you for generosity and supporting our mission to help those in need in our community.


St. Gilbert Catholic School Student Council

Please send to school your grade level's assigned food donation on the date your child's teacher has listed in their email.

PreK: Chips in lunch/snack sized bags

Kindergarten: Fruit cups, apple sauce

1st Grade: Granola bars

2nd Grade: Boxes of instant oatmeal packets

3rd Grade: Microwaveable 90-second rice packs

4th Grade: Mac and Cheese cups, Ramen cups

5th Grade: Tuna packets

6th Grade: Microwaveable soups in containers or pop-top cans
(Chef Boyardee & Dinty Moore Meals requested)


7th-8th Grade: Microwaveable meals in pop-top cans
(Chef Boyardee & Dinty Moore Meals requested)

2022-2023 Classroom Schedule:

October 27 – 8th Grade

November 3 – 7th Grade

November 10 – 6th Grade

November 17 – 5th Grade

November 24 – Anyone attending Thanksgiving Day Mass

December 1 – 4th Grade

December 8 – 3rd Grade

December 15 – 2nd Grade

January 12 – 1st Grade

January 19 - PreK & Kindergarten

January 26 – 8th Grade

February 2 – 7th Grade

February 9 – 6th Grade

February 16 – 5th Grade

February 23 – 4th Grade

March 2 – 3rd Grade

March 9 – 2nd Grade

March 16 - 1st Grade

March 23 – PreK & Kindergarten

April 6 – 8th Grade

April 13 – 7th Grade

April 20 – 6th Grade

April 27 – 5th Grade

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