Thursday marked the first day of packing for Blessings in a Backpack – Oxford. We are thrilled to be part of the team of involved parents who want to help by sending additional food home with kids who are eligible for reduced or free lunch programs. The leadership team has spent many hours planning, fundraising, and gathering support for this effort. Curtis Insurance Agency is doing its part by donating $1 for every insurance quote to the organization.
We are providing backpacks each Friday to 65 kids. Each pack includes 8 servings of food for the weekend, to help these kids keep a healthy diet throughout the school year, even when school meals are not available.
There are a number of ways to help. Head to the Facebook page to see more info and to contact the local team to get involved. Most Wednesday afternoons during the school year we will need help packing the backpacks from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. We will also need help transporting the packs to and from the schools. And if you are a parent at Leonard Elementary, Daniel Axford Elementary, or Clear Lake Elementary – contact us to see how to bring this effort to your school!
Online donations can be made at http://www.blessingsinabackpackmi.org/oxford/