OUR PASSION IS FEEDING HUNGRY STUDENTS!
HELP SUPPORT ELK RIVER BACKPACK BLESSINGS
Our mission is to provide food to students whose main source of food is their school. We provide a bag of nutritious, kid-friendly food at the end of each school week. When there is a long school break, we send home additional food to help feed the students while they are not in school. Our goal is to help ease the hunger of the child so that they attend school regularly, have better health, and are successful. We started this program in October, 2012, with 19 students in two schools. Today, we serve over 500 students in twelve schools.
A FOOD PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE COMMUNITY
Founded in the fall of 2012, we serve 500+ students in twelve schools: Shoals, Elk Center, Pinch, Bridge / Clendenin, HE White, Edgewood, Chesapeake, Ruffner, Herbert Hoover, West Side Middle, Clay Middle & Elkview Middle
We have also provided clothing, coats, hats, scarves, gloves, shoes, boots, school supplies to students. We try to fulfill the request of the school personnel who are working directly with the student.
Serves hungry students from twelve schools in Kanawha and Clay Counties.
Provides a bag of child-friendly foods each week and over school holidays.
Sends all donations directly to the students.
Have no paid volunteers or building expenses
Emergency source of food for all students.
Donations may be dropped off at following locations:
Special Occasions Floral, Elkview
Elk River Backpack Blessings located at Elkview Middle (by appointment)
WHAT WE PROVIDE EACH WEEK
We are now serving over 500 students in our program from twelve different schools. We need help providing food each week. We are asking you to "pack a bag" by donating $5. Our program is housed at Elkview Middle School in Elkview, WV. Our Director is Angela Brown, who works for Kanawha County Schools at Capital High School.
Make checks payable to Elk River Backpack Blessings and mail to address below:
Elk River Backpack Blessings
Angela Brown, Director
PO Box 662
Pinch WV 25156
We are a 501(c) (3) Nonprofit