PADS Program

PADS Program (Public Action to Deliver Shelter)


Saint Gilbert Catholic School Families,


Saint Gilbert Catholic School believes in being of service to others. Every school year from October through April, the Lake County PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) provides a warm location for the homeless. On Thursdays, during these months, our classrooms take turns bringing in a lunch that guests of the shelter may take with them when they leave in the morning. 


The United Protestant Church in Grayslake is one of the locations that provides this service. They provide dinner and a place to sleep for the homeless on Thursday evenings from October through April. When the clients leave the shelter the next morning, they are given a lunch to take with them. St. Gilbert School students have been generously providing these lunches throughout the years. Each week, a different grade is assigned the task of bringing in lunches. Students in grades 6 through 8 also provide food and service for 6 dinners from October through April. Each homeroom teacher will send a parent reminder indicating what should be included in the lunch.   


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


St. Gilbert Catholic School Student Council

Please include the following Items in your PADS Lunch:

  • One Sandwich: meat, or meat & cheese, made with at least 2 slices of lunch meat (about 2 ounces) and one slice of cheese. Please do not use any condiments on sandwiches, feel free to include individual packets of condiments if available.

  • One fruit or fruit cup. Please include a plastic spoon when sending a fruit cup.

  • One bag of chips, pretzels, or crackers.

  • One napkin or towelette.

  • Please DO NOT send a drink. Water will be provided at the site.

2019-2020 Classroom Schedule:

October 3rd – 8th Grade

October 10th – 7th Grade

October 17th – 6th Grade

October 24th – 5th Grade

October 31st – 4th Grade

November 7th – 3rd Grade

November 14th – 2nd Grade

November 21st – Preschool

November 28th – Anyone attending Thanksgiving Mass.

December 5th – 1st Grade

December 12th – Kindergarten

December 19th – 8th Grade

January 9th – 7th Grade

January 16th – 6th Grade

January 23rd – 5th Grade

January 30th – 4th Grade

February 6th – 3rd Grade

February 13th – 2nd Grade

February 20th -1st Grade

February 27th -Kindergarten

March 5th – Preschool

March 12th – 8th Grade

March 19- 5th Grade

April 2nd – 4th Grade

April 9th – 3rd Grade

April 16th – 2nd Grade

April 23rd – 7th Grade

April 30th – 6th Grade

Please DO NOT write "PADS LUNCH" on the outside of the bag.  All lunches must be brought to school with the student. Lunches are picked up by a PADS representative at 7:45 am.