Thank you for your support! – Feeding the Future Cash Donation Drive
Every year, we collect cash donations to benefit Wheat Ridge Feeding the Future Backpack Program at the November Meeting and the December Holiday Luncheon, as well as online donations. As a result, we collected $538 offline and $365 online totaling $903. The WRBA matched $500 of the donation.
This year, our member, Community Choice Credit Union generously matched the WRBA’s matching for $500! Wow – thanks to your community-minded support!
(Photo: The Staff at Community Choice Credit Union presenting the donation matching check to the WRBA!)
So, Grand total of $1903 was delivered to Community Table, who administers the Wheat Ridge Feeding the Future program by some of our board members. We nearly doubled the donation collected this year – Great job all!!
(Photo from left to right – Simon McGowan, Lowrey Burnett, Maki DeLaet, James Normandin, Jeremy Laufer, Cheryl Garcia)
What is Feeding the Future Backpack Program?
In order for the students to qualify for the Feeding the Future Backpack program, which provides them with nutritious food for the weekend during the school year, the families used to be required to fill out the application each year to qualify for the free/reduced school lunches. With the recent changes to that rule, the program now covers ALL students automatically (they can opt-out to receive the support). This change suddenly increased the demand for the food as well as the volunteers to bag the food to be sent home dramatically.
The WRBA is committed to help volunteer the 1st and 5th Thursdays during the school year to help with the bagging at Stevens Elementary School.
We’re looking for volunteers to help pack weekend food sacks at Stevens Elementary School in Wheat Ridge. If interested, please show up on Stevens Elementary (38th & High Ct. – 7101 W 38th Ave. ) on Thursdays. (Every Thursdays during the school year). Check in at the school office by 8:20am. More volunteers we have, faster we can finish.
Remaining dates this school year are: February 29, March 7, April 4, May 2 ** You are welcome to come volunteer on any Thursdays during the school year.
For questions and more information, please contact James Normandin at email@example.com or (720) 573-6300.