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.

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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

Donate Food

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

 

Two minute overview