A young, shy, student at Maple/Northwestern School received his first food
from our BackPack Program after his parents had suffered recent health
issues. He was bubbling with excitement as he picked it up. “Thank you,
this is great,” he kept quietly repeating.
It’s a story shared a hundred times. Students and staff connecting through
the BackPack Program.
“It’s a relationship builder,” said Jenny Forsythe, the At Risk and SchooltoWork
Coordinator, at his school. “When we hand out the food it’s an
opportunity to check in with our kids and to offer our support.”
We’re grateful for donors like you who help us not only provide weekend
food to over 1,000 children weekly as part of our BackPack Program, but
provide connections for children in 16 communities throughout NE
Minnesota and NW Wisconsin.
With your continued support we plan to expand our BackPack Program. Every dollar you contribute will allow us to feed more children in need (THANK YOU!).