OUR PASSION IS FEEDING HUNGRY STUDENTS!
HELP SUPPORT ELK RIVER BACKPACK BLESSINGS
Our mission is to provide food to elementary students whose main source of food is their school. We provide a backpack of nutritious, kid-friendly food at the end of each school week. When there is a long school break, we send home a box of food to help feed the students while 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 approximately 300 students in eight schools.
A FOOD PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE COMMUNITY
Founded in the fall of 2012, we serve 300 students in eight schools on the Elk River: Shoals, Elk Center, Pinch, Bridge / Clendenin, HE White, Herbert Hoover & 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 seven schools along the Elk River in WV.
Provides a bag of child-friendly foods each week and boxes of food 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:
Poca Valley Bank, Elkview and Clendenin
Special Occasions Floral, Elkview
WHAT WE PROVIDE EACH WEEK
Assorted fruit cups, applesauce, cookies, chips and pudding
We now have approximately 300 students in our program from eight different schools. We need help providing food each week. We are asking you to "pack a bag" by donating $10. Our program is housed in All Seasons Self Storage / UHaul in Elkview, WV. Our Director is Angela Brown, who works for Kanawha County Schools at the CHANCE School located at Edgewood Elementary.
Make checks payable to ERBPB and mail to address below:
Angela Brown, Coordinator
PO Box 662
Pinch WV 25156
We are a 501(c) (3) Nonprofit