North Ridge Elementary gives back with our Backpack Buddies program!
Did you know there are approximately 200 children at North Ridge Elementary that don’t have anything to eat at home over the weekend? These children are on the free and reduced lunch program and often times, that is the only food they have available to them to eat. To support this program, a check for the full amount must be made out to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle or an online payment (see directions below) can be made. You can also do monthly donations. If writing a check the check MUST say North Ridge Elementary Backpack Buddies Program in the memo section.
There are two main ways you can help out with the program.
Sponsor a backpack: One backpack for the entire school year (10 months) is $350. This provides a backpack of food every week for one student. You can sponsor one by yourself or go in with a friend or another family and sponsor one together. Go to “Donate Now” at www.foodshuttle.org (Please specify North Ridge Elementary in the “donate in honor of” box).
Packing the backpacks: We do one large packing time the first Wednesday of each month. We will be meeting in Mrs. Johnson’s office in the media center right after school at 3:00. We would love for you and your children to come help pack!
Please contact Jennifer Baucom if you would like to support this program or if you have any questions.