BROWN COUNTY WEEKEND BACKPACKS, INC.
Less Hunger, More Learning!
THE NEED IS SIMPLE:
MANY BROWN COUNTY KIDS ARE HUNGRY EVERY DAY--AND WEEKENDS
In Brown County, 1 of every 5 children lives in poverty, and 1 of every 3 households struggles to afford the basic necessities, including food.
(Source: Kids Count in Indiana 2017 Data Book, calendar year 2015 and United Way ALICE Report—2016 Update for Indiana)
STRUGGLE IN SCHOOL
Children who do not eat regular, nutritious meals are more likely to be in poor health and struggle in school.
For many of these children, a school breakfast or lunch may be the only meals they can count on eating during the week.
(Source: Feeding America website)
FILLS THE FOOD GAP
The Brown County Weekend Backpacks program helps children get through the weekends by providing a backpack containing 6 nutritious, easy-to-prepare meals plus a snack to students in families struggling with hunger. Eating well on weekends helps kids come to school each Monday ready to learn.
BCWB: WE TURN
HUNGER FOR FOOD INTO HUNGER TO LEARN
Imagine the impact we would have on students, families, and our community if every child had regular, nutritious meals every day!
More than 1,200 kids, parents and grandparents attended our fourth Touch-A-Truck event June 24, 2023! We had more than fifty trucks and 100 volunteers who helped make this a fun and safe event.
Mark your calendars for June 22, 2024 for our fifth Touch-a-Truck event at the Brown County Music Center. You'll have a great time, and also help us make sure Brown County kids have enough food for the weekend so they will arrive at school on Monday ready to learn.