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Unfortunately, this is the grim reality for many children right here in Anne Arundel County. Although many are fed nutritious meals at school, the weekends at home are often much different.
In an effort to sustain these children over the weekend, the Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County, as part of its hunger initiative, launched the Bountiful Backpack Program.
By providing several food items sent home via backpacks, the hope is that these children will not go hungry over the weekend. (Photo of over 700 pounds of food supplies loaded for delivery EACH WEEK! )
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
Club members, friends and volunteers will meet on Friday mornings at the designated school to fill the backpacks with food (food that Rotary has purchased or has been donated to the program). The designated children will collect their backpack as they leave school for the weekend.
On Monday they will return the backpack to school. If you would like to help, please visit our website for more information.
HOW TO BECOME INVOLVED
Join us for backpacking on Thursdays, volunteer at our Quacks For Backpacks event or simply sponsor the program by donating below.
We currently are able to cover 139 children our of the counties need for 600. For yearly sponsorship, please use the guide below.
SPONSOR 1 CHILD = $15.00
SPONSOR 2 CHILDREN = $30.00
SPONSOR 3 CHILDREN = $45.00
SPONSOR 4 CHILDREN = $60.00