Saturday, May 12, 2012

Blessings in a Backpack

One of the programs that our school supports is Blessings in a Backpack.  The program is really quite simple.  Its mission is to provide children who are in need with food over the weekend.  Teachers identify children in their classroom that are in need and then a small bag of groceries is slipped into their backpack on Friday so that the child will have food over the weekend.  PTA, teachers, families, etc can donate to the program or they can leave food at a giving area in the lobby.  In our school this project is the brainchild of a single teacher, Lauren Skipper, who saw a need and fills it every week.  Such a simple idea - such an awesome project!