Homeless Backpacks

Homeless Backpacks is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation committed to ending homelessness, by giving teens the help they need so they can focus on school, go on to graduate, and become contributing citizens. They provide food for the weekend to homeless teens in Thurston, Mason, and Grays Harbor Counties.

Some teens are in government-supported meal programs during the school day, but on their own on the weekend. Each week, volunteers deliver food bags to local middle and high schools. Each bag has enough food for the weekend, including macaroni & cheese, tuna, ravioli, ramen noodles, chili, fruit cups, granola bars, oatmeal, juice boxes, chocolate milk, and assorted snacks.

Students go to the counselor’s or nurse’s office and obtain the food. Bags fit easily into backpacks so other students will not know they are part of the program. Each bag costs $8 – $9 per week to fill. Support Homeless BackPacks by coming to “FlapJack4BackPacks Breakfast” on Saturday, June 25th, 7:30 – 11 am here at the VCLSC.

Lacey Senior Center Newsletter
June 2016

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