We are looking for volunteers who are willing to donate food items to support WES Backpack Buddies. The Backpack Buddies program collects food donations to go home with a student in need over the weekend and during breaks so they have enough food to eat. We will have a donation drive every 8 weeks. This is only during the school year, as there are resources that help them during the summer. This program protects the privacy of the students and their families.
Items we will need to collect include canned fruits/vegetables, canned meats/soups, juice boxes, shelf-stable milk, healthy snacks and breakfast foods. We also add fresh apples and oranges in each backpack. The food items collected are consistent with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Backpack Buddies program. Keeping in line with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle guidelines, we request that Spam, Vienna Sausages and sardines are not donated. Thank you for helping us to follow their nutritional guidelines!
Included in our collection are extra snack donations for specific students that have been identified by teachers as consistently not having snacks. This is to ensure that all our students have a healthy snack to keep them going through the long school day. Please visit the sign up here: Please leave all donations in the bin marked “PTA” at the Front Office of the school.
Thank you so much for your continued support! Our students and their families greatly appreciate your generosity!!
Megan and Shelley
Backpack Buddies Committee Co-Chairs
Megan Boughton: Contact here
Shelley Shaloub: Contact here