Feed a Child This Weekend
Latest News (April 2015)
* We have completed 8.5 years together serving students.
* The program is now remarkably stable, with minimal change in partnerships
* We are approaching 900 students served each weekend.
* Oregon Food Bank is interested in developing food pantries in schools.
* Coordinator Linda Cook reported that food pickups will now be Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. Orders need to be sent by Friday evening to firstname.lastname@example.org
She asks that it helps when you send your order to let her know around what time you might pick up. She provided a list of the food currently available.
• The overall food effort to meet the hunger needs year round continue, thanks to the leadership of Bonnie Marston from GracePointe. This may include a renewed and expanded summer food program. If you are interested in participating in this discussion, contact Joe Krumm at email@example.com.
To join the listserve, goto http://lists.nclack.k12.or.us/mailman/listinfo/backpack_buddies
Backpack Buddy commercial from 2010
List of schools and partners
What is Backpack Buddies?
The Backpack Buddy program provides two meals to hungry students each weekend. (Anyone interested in joining the effort should call 503-353-6017.)
Organizers are grateful to several new funding providers who are helping the program create cooperative relationships that mean more students will be fed.
There are a total of 20 schools and two Head Start locations with students in need. So far, the program has been able to help out all or some of the students at all schools and both Head Start locations.
The goal for supporting organizations is to serve students two meals per weekend for 37 weeks per year. One church has estimated the best price (after searching out discounts) to be $3.25 per student per weekend. Other supporting organizations have been able to operate at a lower cost. The annual cost to serve one child is estimated to be $125.
The nonprofit North Clackamas Education Foundation will accept cash donations for the Backpack Buddy program. Send them to PO Box 595. Clackamas OR, 97015, Attn: Olivia Thomas, C/o Backpack Buddy program.
What to put in the backpack
Questions? Comments? Want to participate? Corrections to this page? Call 503-353-6017 or write to Joe Krumm
|Wichita Evangelical, Milwaukie Christian|
Eastern Orthodox Church of Annunciation/ Creator Lutheran/ Happy Valley Middle School
|Happy Valley || 6|| 6|| Happy Valley Middle School|
|Head Start River Road||58 ||58||GracePointe|
|Head Start Wichita||30||20-120||Hillside Christian Fellowship|
|Linwood||70||70||St. Paul's United Methodist Church|
|Milwaukie||29||29||Milwaukie Lutheran, King of Kings Lutheran|
|El Puente||29||29||Milwaukie Lutheran, King of Kings Lutheran|
|Mount Scott||25||25||Creator Lutheran|
|Oak Grove||84||84||Milwaukie Lions, Milwaukie Presbyterian, New Life Christian Center|
|Oregon Trail||11||11||Valley View Church|
|Riverside||115||115||Milwaukie Elks, Clackamas Fire-Grant only|
|Scouters Mountain||13||13||Abundant Life Church, Katie Dunn,|
|Sojourner||10||10||St. Paul's United Methodist Church|
|Spring Mountain||26||36||Happy Valley Middle School |
|Sunnyside||35||35||Hillside Christian Church, |
|View Acres||40 ||40||Faith on Hill Church|
|Whitcomb||93||120||Beautiful Savior Church (70), La Salle High (25)|
|Rowe ||1||1 ||GracePointe|
The SnackPack Program provides 650 snacks each day at the middle school level. GracePointe Church is helping at Rowe. Rotary Clubs are helping at Rowe. Support is now needed for east side middle schools.
We continue to seek sustainable models to respond to the community's hunger needs.
If you would like to be part of this work, contact Joe Krumm at 503-353-6017.
#Along with the partners mentioned above, the North Clackamas Backpack Buddy program is supported by:
Oregon Food Bank
North Clackamas Education Foundation
Franciscan Spiritual Center
The Family Support Center at the Wichita Center for Family and Community
North Clackamas Schools
Stitch and Embrodery
Eagle Landing Golf Course
McDonald Group Realtors
Ben and Jerry's Clackamas Town Center
Metro Multifamily Housing Association
#Here are some of the possible food items to fill a backpack
Pull tab/pop top cans of noodles, protein
Cans of protein (meat, chili)
Peanut butter or cheese crackers
Small boxes of raisins
Apple sauce – peel foil
Trail mix, nuts, in pouches
Cans of soup