The Steering Committee for the Royal Oak program has been very venturesome in hosting fundraisers to begin their program. They first event “Walk the Red Carpet for Royal Oak Students raised $10,000.

In the spring of 2011 each of the schools hosted different events from carnation sales, bagel sales, penny wars, and sales of Have a Heart…Feed a Child cards.

During the Labor Day weekend the committee manned a booth at the annual Arts, Beats and Eats Event to raise funds to support their program and to bring awareness of childhood hunger to the Royal Oak community.

The first backpacks went home on January 6, 2012 to children at all of the six elementary schools within the Royal Oak School District.

The first week a young boy, after receiving his backpack, came up to his principal and said “Look what I got, a backpack full of food. Someone cares about me.” This is why all of us give of our time and energy to this program.

In March, the Middle School was added to the program bringing
the number of schools participating to seven.


Packing Information

Wednesday 3:30 pm
Royal Oak Schools Administration Building
800 Devillen
Royal Oak, MI

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Steering Committee

Chairperson: Shelley Lake
Edie Saunders
Jill Ledingham
Carol Schwanger
Lewis Lake

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