Blessings in a Backpack, Inc.

$25,000

Feeding the Future of East Aurora will provide weekend nutrition to 706 low-income students in the East Aurora School District throughout the 2017-2018 school year. Of the total student bodies at the proposed partner schools, 85% of students are income eligible for nutrition assistance. During the school week, they can receive free or reduced price meals from the following schools: Beaupre (281 children), CI Johnson (50), Oak Park (175) and Olney Allen (200).

The Dunham Fund strengthens the efforts by Blessings in a Backpack to battle food insecurity in our communities and provide weekend nutrition to these families as well with nutritional, child-appropriate foods that include oatmeal, granola bars, ravioli, and various fruits and vegetables. On Monday mornings, after a weekend of not having to deal with hunger, children return to school – ready to learn!