1 IN 6 PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY ARE HUNGRY. 5 IN 6 PEOPLE CAN HELP.
Steering Committee Chairperson – Leelanau
Immediately after the program started, a parent stopped me to say “thank you” for the backpack of food. This family along with many others had been struggling financially to make ends meet. She told me about how they were praying together before bed and her daughter prayed that she would have food. This program was an answer to this child’s prayers and I’m sure an equal blessing to many other students as well.
Former Principal Avondale Schools
In January 2012 backpacks started to go home with the elementary students in the Royal Oak Schools. A young boy after receiving his backpack of food went running up to his principal. He said “Mrs. D. look what I got, a backpack full of food.” The principal said yes you did. The little boy continued “Someone cares about me.”
Principal of Royal Oak School
Steering Committee Chairperson – Royal Oak
Tom Kaszubski, Executive Director of the North Woodward Community Foundation, received a phone call from a parent whose children had been receiving backpacks with food. The parent “thanked Blessings in a Backpack and the North Woodward Community Foundation for this program that helped provide food for his children while he was out of work. He had never been in this situation before and needed help. He indicated that he had returned to work and he could provide for his children. He wanted to be sure the food went to feed another child whose family was struggling during these difficult times.”