Backpack Buddies Needed in Warrick County to Supply Weekend Food for Kids
The other day, I was in the office of a Warrick County Elementary school and I noticed two little girls standing in the doorway. The principal asked the ladies what they needed and they told her they were there for their food bags. I might not have know what they were talking about except just the Friday before, my daughter told me she noticed a boy on her bus who had a bag of food. When she inquired about it, she learned that his family was short on food at home and a "backpack buddy" supplies food for him on the weekends. It's hard to imagine that kids right up the road from me might not have enough food but it happens. And since I'm blessed that I don't face this issue in my home, I figured it was high time that I did something to help other families through a rough patch.
TRCC’s “Love the 812” has been blessed with an abundance of snacks since we shared our request for food to fill the Backpack buddies bags that we send home with school kids on Fridays. These bags are given to children who might not otherwise have enough food to eat over the weekend.
If you have plans to purchase food to donate to these bags, we could really use pop top canned soups, Vienna sausages, Slim Jim’s, other pop top canned meats, the small packages of peanut butter, and individual packages of fruit or applesauce.
Also, we could use Ziploc sandwich bags and two-gallon Ziploc bags. If you had expressed an interest in donating money, we will use your money to buy these items. Thank you so much for your support for our community’s kids!
- A breakfast item (cereal, oatmeal or breakfast bars)
- A shelf-stable milk
- A lunch entree
- A dinner entree
- 100% juice box
- Snacks (such as cheese/peanut butter crackers, granola bars, cookies, etc.)
- Fruit snacks (applesauce, fruit cups, etc.)