BRIER CREEK ELEMENTARY BACKPACK BUDDIES 2016-2017
Brier Creek loves our community partnership with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle! We officially have the "BackPack Buddies" program help students in our school receive food for the weekend. This program is truly amazing - please take a minute to learn more about BackPack Buddies here http://foodshuttle.org/we-feed/childrens-hunger-relief/backpack-buddies/. The BackPack Buddies Program serves children who are food insecure, meaning they do not have "access at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life." (Anderson, 1990). BackPack Buddies targets kids receiving free reduced-price lunches at school. Children are identified as "in need" by school counselors and site coordinators.
When students have access to better nutrition, they are able to focus better at school, have less behavioral issues, and have a better chance at improving their academic performance. So, if even one child is hungry, everyone is affected. Supporting Backpack Buddies supports the whole school! The cost to sponsor one child for an entire school year of Backpack Buddies is $350, $35 for a month, or $10 for a weekend. Any amount is helpful and greatly appreciated!
With your help last year, we were able to support 22 students with food over the weekend. In order for this program to continue throughout the rest of this school year we will need your help. Please consider supporting this wonderful program!