At a meeting of the Oxford School Board on July 25, 2012 a group of concerned parents presented additional information about the Blessings in a Backpack program. The Board was very supportive of the program proceeding for their school-age children within the district. This program is a community based program run by 100% volunteers giving of their time and talents to improve the quality of life for “at risk” children in Oxford. Many people do not realize that 23% of the school children in Oxford are at risk for food insecurity. How can children learn if they are hungry?

The Blessings in a Backpack-Oxford Steering Committee has decided to begin a pilot program for Lakeville Elementary. They are currently raising the funds to start sending backpacks home with school-age children who are on the Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Program. The goal of the Steering Committee is to expand this program to the other elementary schools and then to the middle and high school as additional funds become available. To learn more or become involved please contact us. If you do not have time to volunteer, you can still support this program financially. Please make a donation to Blessings in a Backpack-Oxford by clicking the Donate Now button.


Packing Information

JP’s Piano Moving
Wednesdays, 4pm

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Steering Committee

Chairperson: Cheryl Verbeke
Vice Chairperson: Jessica Kuhl
Greg Clay
Cathy Guy
Sara Hubbard
Jennifer Roop
Maryann Swadick
Amie von Knorring


Community Partners

Addison Township Fire Department
Lakeville Elementary Parent School Council
Oxford Urgent Care