Helping Kids in Need
Teachers and school staff across the state are finding that too often, Monday morning comes and they are forced to compete against hunger for the attention of their students. The Freeport Community Backpack Program provides children in need of food assistance with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food during weekends, throughout the school year.
It is estimated that approximately 65 children in RSU5 are in need of weekend food support. The Backpack Committee is fundraising the full cost of the program up front and providing leadership and organization for program implementation. Food orders are placed through Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (MCHPP), a Satellite Partner with Good Shepherd Food Bank.
How you can help
This program depends on community involvement to help children in need. Volunteers will pick-up, pack and deliver the food to the schools each week, and all monetary donations go directly to the purchase of food. Thank you for supporting this important program!
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
Interested in becoming a Backpack Program volunteer? Learn more here.
MAKE A FINANCIAL DONATION
BackPack Supporters: Each donation of $225 will provide a child in need with weekend food for the entire school year. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.
Business Sponsors: Donations of $750, $1500 or $2500 are recognized with the following:
- Your business will be included on a recognition plaque at FCS
- Ad in the Northern Forecaster with description of our program and list of sponsors
- Photo opportunity to accompany BackPack Program press release
- Sponsors acknowledged in our marketing and communications
- Sponsors can mention BackPack contribution in their own marketing materials
- Sponsors featured on BackPack Program webpage
- Recognition at RSU5 PTC meetings
To pay by check see mailing instructions in the sidebar. Or you may pay online here:
Backpack Program Sponsors
Backpack Program Supporters
Atlantic Regional FCU
John & Leanne Barschdorf Nichols
Bath Savings Bank
Lidija & Jeremy Burden
Scott Burrill & Connie Clifford
John & Sandra Donnelly
Don & Sharon Foerster
Aaron Francis & Christine
Edward T. & Janice P. Gerry
Gordon & Lynn Glover
Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce
Christine LeHay & Lesa Andreasen
Jay & Christine Mullen
Parish of the Holy Eucharist
Christian & Danielle Peterson
John Pier & Stephanie Paine
Daniel Piltch & Alexandra Hollauer
John & Janet Schwanda
Zachary & Angela Sclar