The Backpack Food for Kids Program provided 6,701 weekend meals to about 250 children facing hunger during the 2017-2018 school year, Sixteen faithful volunteers packed 53,608 nutritious easy-open foods items into backpacks.These students left school on Friday afternoon knowing they would have food for the weekend. They returned to school on Monday morning ready to read and learn!
The program serves six elementary schools in the Griffin-Spalding County School System. Students are recommended by their teachers, counselors and administrators and are enrolled in the program after obtaining parental consent. The enrollment begins over each year when the children return to school in August.
We want to meet these basic needs again! The Backpack Food for Kids Program is supported by monetary donations from individuals, churches, businesses and civic organizations, small grants and The Doc Holliday Festival held in September. We would greatly appreciate your support of Griffin-Spalding County’s most vulnerable children.You can also help by contacting me for more information and I would love to share this with interested groups. Please direct questions to Kathy Rhodes at 404- 316-2704 or [email protected].
Thank you for your support!
Donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to P.O. Box 701, Griffin, Georgia 30224 or on-line with at www.spaldingcollaborative.com. Please specify Backpack Food for Kids
By Spalding Collaborative