Thanks to your gifts and support, we met our goal of funding 400 backpacks for children in need this school year! Your financial and food donations make it possible to send six nutritious frozen meals home with 400 kids each weekend.
We are so grateful to everyone who has helped meet our goal, from those of you donating $35 per month to our corporate sponsors who covered 25 or even 50 backpacks, and for our generous partners donating the food. Together, we are changing the lives of hundreds of children and their families.
Why Backpacks on the Weekends?
Nearly 45,000 children in St. Joseph, Elkhart, and Marshall Counties qualify to receive free or reduced lunch. Our area schools do a great job of making sure they get enough to eat while they’re at school, but many of these kids struggle with food security when they’re at home on the weekends. Your gift of $35 per month makes sure they have enough to eat.
Getting good nutrition over the weekend means kids come to school on Mondays feeling good and ready to learn. Your support is feeding children’s bodies and minds, setting them on a path for greatness!
Next Up – 200 More Backpacks!
Now, we want to provide that same support to 200 more students through the end of the school year. 200 children need your help to eat well on the weekends so they can do well in school during the week. Could you sponsor a backpack for $35 per month?
Sign up to become a backpack sponsor today!