AB COMBS 2016-17 BACKPACK BUDDIES
A.B. Combs loves our community partnership with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle! We officially have the BackPack Buddies program to help families in our own school receive food for the weekend. This program is truly amazing! The BackPack Buddies program serves children who are food insecure, meaning they do not have "access at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life" (Anderson, 1990). BackPack Buddies targets students who access free & reduced-price lunches at school. Children are identified as "in need" by school counselors and site coordinators.
When students have access to better nutrition, they are able to focus better at school, have less behavioral issues, and have a better chance at improving their academic performance. The cost of food from the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is $350 for each child for the year. Your donation of any amount is greatly appreciated and will have a real impact on our community right here at A.B. Combs.
With your help last year, we were able to give 16 children a backpack of food each week! We have a couple of Combs families that could benefit from this program this school year and we want to help!
Thank you for your continued support and love for the BackPack Buddies program!