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Dulles SHRM Supports Backpack Buddies at August Chapter Meeting

    July 31, 2016


    Did you know that in Loudoun County alone, there are approximately 11,330 children that are food insecure?  Food insecure is "the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food."  Last school year, 1 in 6 Loudoun County school children qualified for free or reduced-price school lunches.  What happens to these children when they go home for the weekend?

    Backpack Buddies (BPB) is a program model created by Feeding America to provide food for the weekend to elementary school children who are in need.  Tolbert is currently providing food to 30 students at our school.  Each week we provide a bag filled with 6 meals and 2 snacks plus juice and shelf milk for the child to take home for the weekend. 


    You can support the program at the August Chapter Meeting by 

    By making a food contribution  (drop-off box provided at August meeting)

    By donating a grocery store gift card

    Backpack Buddies Preferred Items

    Cups of ravioli, beefaroni or spaghetti

    Canned tuna or chicken

    Canned vegetables

    Cheese/peanut butter crackers

    Easy macaroni and cheese

    Cereal (individual sized boxes)

    Granola or cereal bars

    Raisins, nuts, trail mix

    Fruit cups, pudding, applesauce

    Shelf milk (white or chocolate)

    Canned soup

    Instant oatmeal

    100% Juice boxes

    Thank You!  

    By donating any of our option items you are supporting the Backpack Buddies program and helping to feed the hungry children in our community.