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.
In one year a small group of caring individuals manage to start a local backpack program in Wiscasset, Maine. Through fundraising (spaghetti supper, auctions, 5K Walk/Run, bake sales, grant writing, sponsorships) along with many donations from area businesses, organizations and individuals, Feed Our Scholars managed to raise the $10,000 needed to implement the backpack program for the 2013/14 school year for forty local children. We are well into fundraising efforts for the 2014/15 school year and hope to increase the number of children we serve. Thank you to the community for your ongoing support and we look forward to new opportunities in the new year.
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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!
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