North Clackamas Schools

Follow Your Path

Backpack Buddies

Feed a Child This Weekend


Latest News (January 2014)
 
* We have completed 7.5 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 cookhouse5@comcast.net
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 krumm@nclack.k12.or.us.
• Milwaukie High is interested in starting the first Backpack Buddy program at the high school level. SL2 Church has agreed to participate.
• Hillside Christian Fellowship has taken over the work to support the Wichita Head Start program. 

To join the listserve, goto http://lists.nclack.k12.or.us/mailman/listinfo/backpack_buddies


Backpack Buddies on AM Northwest September 26, 2011
Backpack Buddies on AM Northwest September 29, 2010
Backpack Buddy commercial
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: Ami Margolin Rome, C/o Backpack Buddy program.

What to put in the backpack
Supporters
Questions? Comments? Want to participate? Corrections to this page? Call 503-353-6017 or write to Joe Krumm
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School
#Served
#Needed
Supported by:
Ardenwald
6078

Wichita Evangelical, Milwaukie Christian
Bilquist
65
65
Eastern Orthodox Church of Annunciation/ Creator Lutheran/ Happy Valley Middle School 
Concord
93
93
Oak Hills Presbyterian
Duncan
2040
Trinity Church
Happy Valley    5 5 Happy Valley Middle School
Head Start River Road
54     
54
GracePointe
Head Start Wichita
3030Hillside Christian Fellowship
Lewelling8787GracePointe
Linwood
90
90
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Milwaukie
2020
Milwaukie Lutheran, King of Kings Lutheran
El Puente
20
20
Milwaukie Lutheran, King of Kings Lutheran
Mount Scott
25
25
Creator Lutheran
Oak Grove
40
80Milwaukie Lions, packaging volunteers from Milwaukie Presbyterian
Oregon Trail
9      9Valley View Church
Riverside
4848Milwaukie Elks, Clackamas Fire
Scouters Mountain
10
10
Abundant Life Church, Katie Dunn,
Sojourner
10
10
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Spring Mountain
25
36
Happy Valley Middle School
Sunnyside3535Hillside Christian Church,
View Acres
28        
28
Faith on Hill Church
Whitcomb
95
95
Beautiful Savior Church (70), La Salle High (25)
Milwaukie High  TBDTBD SL2 Church
Total906900 plus
 
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:
Safeway
New Seasons
Oregon Food Bank
North Clackamas Education Foundation
Pepsi
Frito-Lay
Franciscan Spiritual Center
The Family Support Center at the Wichita Center for Family and Community
North Clackamas Schools
Love Inc.
Clackamas County
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
Granola bars
Peanut butter
Fruit cups
Pull tab/pop top cans of noodles, protein
Cans of protein (meat, chili)
Peanut butter or cheese crackers
Small boxes of raisins
Juice boxes
Apple sauce – peel foil
Trail mix, nuts, in pouches
Fruit—apples, oranges
Cans of soup




Last Modified on January 9, 2014