REACH Waupun is proud to support Mission Backpack - a program designed to supplement the nutritional needs of local students!
How does the program work? On the last day of the school week a child takes home a backpack filled with nonperishable food items to be eaten over the weekend.
What is the cost of the program? The cost per bag averages $3.00 for students at Meadow View Primary and Rock River Intermediate School, and $3.75 for students at the JR/SR High. The cost just for MVP and RRIS is about $1,700 a school year.
How many does the program serve? 16 students at MVP and RRIS, and 5 from the Junior/Senior High School.
What is included in the backpack? Items such as fruit or applesauce cups, pudding cups, granola/cereal bars, and juice boxes are included in the bag. Students at the Junior/Senior High also receive a microwavable item. Once a month all students also receive peanut butter and a box of cereal.
Who is responsible for supporting the program? Shelly Flier purchases the food and fills the bags for the recipients at MVP and RRIS. The majority of the program is funded by REACH, with support also coming from local churches. The food pantry has also donated 48 jars of peanut butter this year. Students from Matt Dickhut's SDS class have done the fundraising, shopping, and packing of the bags for the J/SHS students.
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to the Mission Backpack program.