Sunday, September 30, 2012

Blessings

Our school district has a very cool program called "Blessings in a Backpack".  The purpose is to support students who receive free and reduced lunch during the week who often go without on the weekend. Through local fundraising support the student receives a backpack with non perishable food items on Friday afternoon and returns the backpack on Monday morning.  I took this picture for my Masters program. I wanted to show multiple backpacks and the volunteers delivery.

3 comments:

  1. Wow, what a wonderful school community you have! It is so sad that there are numbers of students needing this degree of support for basic needs though. I wonder who the angel was who thought of this program! :)

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  2. We have the same program in my school district but we call it the Backpack Program. I like your name better! Do your backpacks get returned? I know there is a problem with the backpacks not being returned in my district so if their backpack does not get returned their food goes in a grocery store bag that they put into their school backpack.

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  3. Mrs. C I think we have some of the same problems but I didn't get the impression it was a big issue.

    side note;If anyone has questions about the program or starting one in your district, you can contact Cheryl, bbpmich@att.net Thanks for everything you do for our kiddos.
    J

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