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01-16-18 Community Service - FeedMore BackPack Program
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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Community Service: 
FeedMore Weekend BackPack Program

Click Here to Register!

Around the region, you’ll find many teachers who can tell you about a student who came to school on Monday, not reluctant to start the school week but eager to get back to school after going through Friday evening, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday without a square meal—or knowledge of a source for their next meal.

Those children are the reason FeedMore started the BackPack Program. Click here for more information.

The BackPack Program is one of FeedMore’s major initiatives to ensure that children in need have balanced, nutritious food they need to learn and grow. The concept is simple: children at risk of weekend hunger receive a bag of food that is child-friendly, nutritious, nonperishable, and easy to prepare/eat. Each BackPack offers enough food that children can easily assemble into six healthy meals over the weekend when schools are unable to provide breakfasts or lunches.

By partnering with Communities in Schools, school staff, and local school systems, the BackPacks are distributed to children in need through the school system—discreetly—each Friday afternoon or before a long holiday weekend.

If you would like to bring food to donate please see below for a list of most needed items:

1. Peanut Butter
2. Canned Tuna & Chicken
3. Low Sodium Veggies
4. Fruits Packed in Juice
5. Spaghetti Sauce (No Glass)
6. Canned or Dry Beans
7. Hot & Cold Cereal
8. Whole Grain Snacks

Dress Code:

  • Jeans, t-shirts and sneakers are standard attire. Sweatshirts and light jackets are required during the Fall/winter months. VSAE has a limited number of Community Service t-shirts available.  If you would like one, please contact Tracie at [email protected] or (804) 249-2244 to see if your size is available.
  • No high heels or open-toed sandals are allowed in the facilities.
  • We will provide latex gloves; however, anyone allergic to latex is encouraged to bring their own work gloves.


FeedMore BackPack Program

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1415 Rhoadmiller Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(Meet at the building to the right of the Community Kitchen. Enter under the Volunteer banner.)

 

 


Contact: Tracie Grady - [email protected] or (804) 249-2244