North Clackamas Schools

Follow Your Path

Backpack Buddies

Feed a Child This Weekend


Latest News (June  2016)
 
* We have completed 9.5 years together serving students.
* The program is now remarkably stable, with minimal change in partnerships
* We are approaching 900 students served each weekend. 
• 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 Michael Ralls at rallsm@nclack.k12.or.us.

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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 503-353-1917 or email jelleym@nclack.k12.or.us)

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 13 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 $4.00 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 $150.

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
Supporters
 
Questions? Comments? Want to participate? Corrections to this page? Call 503-353-1917 or email jelleym@nclack.k12.or.us
 

School

#Served

#Needed

Supported by:

Bilquist

25

70

Eastern Orthodox Church of Annunciation

Duncan

20

40

Trinity Church

Happy Valley/

Scouters/
Spring Mtn 

50

55

Happy Valley Middle School

Head Start River Road

54      

58

GracePointe

Lewelling

90

80

GracePointe

Linwood/Sojourner

80

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

65

25

Creator Lutheran

Oak Grove

60

84

Milwaukie Lions, Milwaukie Presbyterian

Oregon Trail

16

16

Valley View Church

Riverside/New Urban

100

120

Milwaukie Elks

Sunnyside Head Start   

65

35

Hillside Christian Church,

View Acres

40       

50

Faith on Hill Church 

Whitcomb

75

120

Beautiful Savior Church 

 La Salle HS    25  

Total

823

881 plus

Total Sites 15

 
 
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.
 

#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 February 22, 2017
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