Students may be returning to school, but that doesn’t mean the summer fun and giving is coming to an end. We are less than 3 weeks away from one of my favorite fundraising events of the summer, the Kirkwood 5K! This run/walk/push is family focused and designed to get the entire community involved. The race [...]
It is nearing the end of July… swim season is over, heat index is in the 100’s, beach vacations are behind us, the grass is turning brown, and we are all settling in to the final lazy days of summer. If you are like me, you are now starting to scramble to find things to [...]
I just love summertime for so many reasons! The birds are singing, the days are longer, school is out, and most of all, fresh fruits and veggies are in abundance! It is no wonder that June is Fresh food month, and here at Backpack Beginning we are embracing it!
On Friday, May 19th Zoës Kitchen teamed up with BackPack Beginnings to build bags of food for children in need in our community. The 40 volunteers from Zoës Kitchen used their skills as restaurant operators to build 1886 bags of food in under 2 hours! That is a new record [...]
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to thank all teachers for providing support, love, and care to students. Not only do they teach our students but they often are on the front lines in identifying childhood hunger and neglect. Many teachers buy and provide snacks to children who otherwise would not have any. [...]