A class was recently asked by a teacher what they would do if they had $100. One child wrote,
“If I had $100, I would give it to my mother to buy food for us.”
The food in each bag costs approximately $10. A lot of money? Sure. But without their weekend backpacks, thousands of children will go hungry for 68 hours each week. Every dollar helps.
We looked through the backpack and explored what was inside (“Yum! I love tuna fish!”). We practiced wearing the backpack so they were familiar with how heavy they were before going home on the bus. I asked them to be patient and wait until they were in their homes to open the backpack up again. (ie. no snacking on the bus…) I told them to return the empty backpack to my room on Monday so it could be refilled. And I answered any questions they might have.
I wish you could have seen the looks on their faces. I am so incredibly thankful to all of you who are making this happen.
Founder and Executive Director
– CLAIRE BLOOM
These are the types of foods we would like donated
- Peanut Butter – 18 oz plastic
- Jelly – 20 oz squeezable containers
- Mayonnaise – 12 oz squeezable containers
- Canned Pasta – Beefaroni, Ravioli, Spaghetti
- Canned spaghetti and meatballs
- Canned Soup – 12-20 oz size
- Macaroni and Cheese – Boxes not cups
- Canned fruit – 3-4 serving size
- Granola Bars/Nutrition Bars
- Cereal – Boxes or bags of 5-8 servings
- Tuna or Chicken – 10 oz or smaller cans
- Instant Oatmeal
- Swiss Miss Cocoa Mix
What goes in the bag/backpack