Help feed a hungry student – donate to the Food Bank’s “Food 4 Kids BackPack” program!

Lots of kids in our community rely on school for their most nutritious (or sometimes only!) meal of the day.  Last year, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana’s “Food 4 Kids Backpack” program provided weekend food bundles to almost 2,000 students in Saint Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte, Marshall, and Starke counties.  You can help a child by donating to the “Food 4 Kids Backpack” program.  For every dollar donated, which buys THREE meals, 94 cents go straight back into our community.

CLICK HERE to make your donation today – every donation helps to buy food for hungry students in our community.

Here’s what local teachers have to say about the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.

“As a School Social Worker, I am so grateful for the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.  Instead of dreading a weekend without food, our students can be at peace, knowing that they will have something to eat.  This program has truly been a Godsend for many of our students who suffer from hunger.”
~ Natalie Murphey, MSW, LSW, Social Worker, Elkhart Community Schools, Eastwood Elementary School and Osolo Elementary School.
“Culver Community Schools has 96 students who receive a backpack of food from the Food 4 Kids program.  THANK YOU for your support and generosity in providing our students with easy staples to create a meal for themselves or their siblings too.  One student in particular brags how “he is making dinner” when he picks up his backpack from our counselor.”  ~ Karen Shuman, Ed.S., Superintendent, Culver Community School.