What is Brenden’s Friday Backpack?
HIAVE YOU EVER BEEN HUNGRY?
HAVE YOU EVER MISSED A MEAL, HOW ABOUT GOING ALL WEEKEND WITH NO FOOD:
My name is Vicki Tamboli. I have found that children in our area, mostly those recieveing free or reduced meals at school are leaving school on the last day of the school week and not having anything to eat unitl they return to school on Monday morning for breakfast.
I have started a program in our local schools, called a Friday Backpack Program. I pack the child’s backpack with 3 meals plus a snack for each day they are not at school. This is a new project to most of our county schools. This program is designed to not only help feed the hungry children of our community, improve their school academics, as well as their health. Some of these children don’t have any food at home and they will put extra ketchup, mustard and mayo packets from school in their pockets to save for that evening or weekend meal. Some go without food from Friday lunch until they return to school for Monday’s breakfast at school. This is taking away from much needed calories and nutrition for these children to thrive. Studies have shown children who have food insecurities, such as food deprivation, achieve less at school than their conter parts. This program is designed to level the playing field so to speek .
I, with the help of my friends, Darlene ,Rosalyn and Harry, pack the backpacks (Wal Mart bags) with these meals on Thursday night. I am doing this with food donations from Teachers, Churches, Rock Presbyterian, Faith Baptist Church , Many other churches in the area, Friends, local civic groups and business owners and of course myself. At this time I am asking that you help me with food donations. The list is as follows: I would like to thank the Meramec Arnold Elks for the donations they give on a monthly basis. Also would like to thank Windsor Harbor Baptist Church whom also gives a donation on a monthly basis. We and all the children you help appreciate all the donations both Monetary and food wise every week or everymonth. We want you to know that every piece of food is greatly appreciated.
Cereal single serving
Fruit Juice single serving
Single serving cans of Pasta
Jiff on the go peanut butter single serving
1oz Beef Jerky
Granola Bars cereal bars
Tuna or Chicken Kits
Cups of noodles cups of soups
If you would like to help me with this program we ask that you donate food. At this time we are looking for food donations. We are feeding over 400 kids from 9 different school districts. At this time we are in Fox School district Main Campus and Mermac Heights Elementary, Clyde Hamrick, George Guffey, Antonia, Lonedell, Fox Early Childhood, Windsor Elementary, Windsor Intermdieate, Windsor Middle and Windsor High School, Dunklin School district which includes Elementary, Middle an High, Festus Schools which include Elementary, Intermediate and Middle Grandview School Elementary, Middle and High. Jefferson R7 School which includes Plattin, Dandby Rush, Telegraph and High School and North St Francious County in Desloge which includes Primary, Parkside and Intermediate and Middle and High school and the Park Hills School District, which includes Central Elementary, West Elementary, Intermediate and Middle and High School also Early Childhood Center at Northwest School District and Maple Grove in Northwest. These numbers go up on a weekely basis . Thanks for you time.
These children DID NOT ASK TO BE HUNGRY.
Thank you in adance for your time. To donate please contact me at the number listed below. Food donations can be dropped of at Joachim Plattin Ambulance District 1235 N Truman Blvd, Festus, between the hours of 8 to 4 pm M-F. Also can be dropped off at Kaos Printing in Fesutus, by the Festus Library. Food can aslo be dontated at Herculanum High School in the office durning school hours 8-2. Food can also be dropped off at the Elks Lodge in Imperial just ring buzzer and secretray will let you in make sure you tell her Friday Backpack food hours are from 10-2:30 Food can also be dropped off at Pevely Elementary School. A new drop off location has been added at New Hope United Methodist Church @ 3921 Jeffco Blvd. in Arnold between 8-3. If your in Delsoge you can take food to Parkside elementary or the Primary Elementary school please let them know it is for the Friday Backpacks. If you live in St Louis you can drop food off at Algonquin Nurses 10135 Manchester Rd, Glendale ask for Steve. You can also drop off food at Algonquin Nurses in Ofallon, Mo on Elm St. again just tell them its for the Friday Backpacks. Please help me continue to make this program a great success.
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Monetary Donation can be made payable to
Brenden’s Friday Back Pack
c/o Vicki Tamboli
3259 Burning Tree Ln
Festus, MO 63028
314 566 4949