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. However, due to the COVID pandemic, the only shelters available are in Waukegan.


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: Mac and Cheese cups, Ramen cups

Kindergarten: Fruit cups, apple sauce, pudding cups

1st Grade: Granola bars

2nd Grade: Boxes of microwavable oatmeal packets

3rd Grade: Beef jerky, Slim Jims, tuna, meat sticks, etc.

4th Grade: Crackers, in boxes with sleeves of crackers

5th Grade: Breakfast cereal bars, small sized boxes of cereal, pop tarts

6th Grade: Microwaveable soups in containers or pop-top cans

7th-8th Grade: Microwaveable meals in pop-top cans

2021-2022 Classroom Schedule:

October 21st – 8th Grade

October 28th – 7th Grade

November 4th – 6th Grade

November 11th – 5th Grade

November18th – 4th Grade

November 25th – Anyone attending Thanksgiving Mass.

December 2nd – 3rd Grade

December 9th – 2nd Grade

December 16th – 1st Grade

January 6th – Kindergarten

January 13th - PreK

January 20th – 8th Grade

January 27th – 7th Grade

February 3rd – 6th Grade

February 10th – 5th Grade

February 17th – 4th Grade

February 24th – 3rd Grade

March 3rd – 2nd Grade

March 10th – 1st Grade

March 17th- Kindergarten

March 24th – Preschool

April 7th – 8th Grade

April 14th – 7th Grade

April 21st – 6th Grade

April 28th – 5th Grade