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Weekend Backpack Food Program
Weekend Packpack Food Program
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This program is intended to discreetly provide nourishing, child-friendly, easy-to-prepare food to hungry elementary-aged school children in “every-day” backpacks to take home on the weekends. The list below shows some of the benefits children receive in addition to relieving their hunger:
- Eases their anxieties
- Reduces absenteeism
- Improves attention span
- Raises academic performance
- Increases self esteem
Here’s how you can help!
The Eureka-Pacific Elks are now accepting food and cash donations. You can use the “Donate Now” button at the top of this page or send a check payable to the Eureka-Pacific Elks with a note in the memo line that reads “Weekend Backpack Food Program” (Eureka-Pacific Elks Lodge is an authorized 501c3).
At this time we ask that food donations be limited to items from the list below. Also, pop-top cans make things easier for the children and please be aware that no glass containers can be placed in backpacks.
Canned Soup Boxed Mac & Cheese Oatmeal Cups/Packs
Canned Fruit Pop Tarts Cheese Crackers
Ramen Soup Granola Bars Peanut Butter Crackers
Canned Vegetables Oatmeal Bars Fruit Snacks
Canned Meat Spaghetti Sauce Spaghetti Noodles
Peanut Butter Jelly