Elk River Backpack Blessings continues to accept financial contributions and necessary food items. All donations are tax deductible. Two ways to help:
Make checks payable to:
Elk River Backpack Blessings: PO Box 662
Pinch, WV 25156
A FOOD PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE COMMUNITY
Founded in the fall of 2012, we serve 300 students in 8 schools on the Elk River. Elementary schools currently receiving food assistance are H.E. White, Clendenin, Pinch, Bridge and Elk Center. Secondary schools Elkview Middle and Herbert Hoover High School.
Emergency source of food for all students in our community by school request.
Donations may be dropped off at following locations:
Poca Valley Bank, Elkview and Clendenin
Special Occasions Floral, Elkview
OUR PASSION IS FEEDING HUNGRY STUDENTS!
NEWS AND ANNOUCEMENTS
Our mission: Hunger does not take a weekend break. The Elk River Backpack Blessings program is working to decrease the burden of childhood hunger throughout the Elk Valley by providing a weekend food nutrition program to children in the area. In our service area, many families live at or below the federal poverty level – a condition that almost always equates to missed meals and hunger. Since nutrition affects cognitive, social and emotional development, children who do not get proper foods are more likely to have problems learning, growing and interacting. Elk River Backpack Blessings works to ensure that children who rely on school breakfasts and lunches continue to receive proper nutrition vital to their growth and development over the weekend.
We work closely with our local schools to help meet the needs of students. Elk River Backpack Blessings works to fill other needs as requested.