Help Us Get Funding for the Backpack Program

We have an opportunity to win a $10,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project for our Backpack Program! In order to win this important grant we need our community’s help. Starting now until August 16 you can visit the Pepsi Refresh Project and vote for us! Vote once every day! And be sure to help spread the word!

The Backpack Program provides nutritious foods and nutritional education to children at risk of going hungry while school is not in session. Our Children’s Nutrition department works to identify children at risk of malnutrition. They are provided with backpacks filled with nutritious meals and snacks that they take home on weekends and holidays. This grant will help us provide 51 children with meals for an entire program year. The Food Bank currently serves 46 school sites, however, there are an additional 35 school sites we have yet to reach with nutritious meals on the weekends and holidays. This grant will help us expand our Backpack Program to help feed children at risk of hunger in the state of Delaware.

Our Backpack Program is positively impacting children throughout the state! Check out some pictures we received from children who received food during the 2009-2010 school year.

On behalf of the children served through the Backpack Program, thanks for voting!

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