The need has risen to expand from five elementary schools to six. Bell Elementary School will be added to the Backpack Buddies program to serve over 15 children in need of the program. Did you know that 1 in 5 of our local students are at risk of going hungry? Think about that statistic. These are elementary age children. Souris Valley United Way was the initial funder and local affiliate for Backpack Buddies which has expanded to help 192 hungry school children with supplemental food on the weekends.
Goal $ 7,200.00
0.14% towards our goal
$ 10.00 raised
By meeting this goal of $7,200- it will support the 15 children at Bell Elementary plus 5 more students to receive a school year of weekend meals. The challenges of childhood hunger come the need for new and sustained donations to support the program. A gift of $10 supports one child with one weekend of meals. A gift of $360 provides one child an entire school year of weekend meals. We encourage any size donations $1 and up. Also donations in honor of or memory of someone special to you.