Many children rely on school cafeterias for their most nutritious meal of the day. In some cases, this may be the only meal a child receives. Each Friday afternoon during the school year, kids are discreetly and confidently provided a food filled backpack to ensure they have something to eat during the weekend.
Backpack food programs have been shown to increase attendance, decrease behavior problems, improve concentration, and improves student academic achievement. Please join this small community effort to bring the backpack program to Wiscasset school children.
Currently we are providing 44 Wiscasset school children with weekend backpacks of food, up from our original 40 children. Our goal for the 2014/15 school year is to increase this number to 52. To accomplish this we are aiming to raise $13,000 through fundraising efforts, child sponsorships, grant writing, and generous donations from individuals and businesses.
We’d like to thank D. M. Russell, Inc. in Bristol and E. Davies Allan in Westport for becoming Business Sponsors!
We offer various individual choices for sponsoring a child: $25 will sponsor a child for one month; $125 for half a school year; $250 for a school year; and in addition, we’ve added a business sponsorship level for $275 which includes your business name on all of our marketing materials and press releases. To learn more about our sponsorship levels, read and print our Brochure.
Year one! A success. Read our Newsletter!
View our downloadable newsletter 2014 News and read all about our first year!
Volunteer? Idea? Comment?
We are always looking for new faces to help us meet our fundraising goals each school year, as well as fresh ideas, thoughts, and comments!
If you are interested in joining us or would like to Contact Us via a message, please fill out our form: