SNC Sponsors Food Bank of of Lincoln BackPack Program for Falls City Public Schools

August 28, 2009, marked the debut of this school year’s Food Bank of Lincoln BackPack Program. SNC, in conjunction with the Falls City Public Schools and the Lincoln Food Bank, is making a

Angie and Mark getting more food ready for delivery.

difference in the lives of some of our local children through the BackPack Program. This is a new program in which elementary children are provided a backpack of food each week on Friday’s to take home for the weekend.

Delivery from Lincoln Food Bank

The food we use for the Falls City Public School/Food Bank BackPack Program consists of purchased food, to ensure a consistent supply of nutritious food over the weekend. Each Thursday of the school year, 24 selected children’s backpacks will be filled with a bag of food for the family’s weekend nutritional needs.

These students from Falls City North and South Schools were selected by the schools to ensure confidentially. We conservatively estimate that a backpack has a minimum of five meals in it for the weekend, so we will be sending home around 175 meals for a child and his/her family during the school year. We estimate the cost of the program to be $4,000 to $5,000 for the school year, based on providing 24 backpacks per week. In addition to that cost, we are sending home a bread, egg, and milk voucher once per month.

Volunteers helping pack the food

In cooperation with local organizations, local volunteers, and local businesses, we can ensure that our elementary children and their families will receive food support for the weekends. Our community’s children are our community’s future.

If you would to sponsor a student for a semester, the tax deductible donation would be $100.00 and for the full school year the tax deductible donation would be $200.00.

If you would like more information about the  Back-Pack Program or to make a tax deductible donation,please contact Debbie Witt or Chuck Whitney at 402-245-4451.

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