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Elk River Backpack Blessings continues to accept financial contributions and non-perishable individually wrapped food items.
All donations are tax deductible.
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 are now serving 500+ students in 11 schools in Kanawha County. Elementary schools currently receiving food assistance are Clendenin, Edgewood, Chesapeake, Pinch, Shoals, Ruffner, and Elk Center. Secondary schools Elkview Middle, Horace Mann, West Side Middle and Herbert Hoover High School.
Elk River Backpack Blessings also operates three Little Free Pantries. There are two in Kanawha County located at the Elkview and Clendenin Kanawha County Library Branches. The third location is at Clay Middle School in Clay County.
Emergency source of food for all students in our community by school request.
Donations may be dropped off at following locations:
Elk River Backpack Blessings located at Elkview Middle School (by appointment)
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.