You Can Help a Child This Weekend!
Northlands Rescue Mission is committed to fighting child hunger in our community. That's why we started the Backpack Program, which provides local children with food every weekend during the school year. The program currently serves students at every elementary school in Grand Forks.Donate to the Backpack Program
Backpack Program food bags are filled with two breakfast items, two lunch items, two fruit items, two snacks, and two juice pouches. At the end of each week during the school year, bags are discreetly given to participating students to take home. This helps ensure that kids have a healthy and reliable source of food over the weekend. It also helps parents save money so they can pay bills and purchase other essentials, like school supplies, gas, and medications.
When you support the Backpack Program, you are supporting a child's future. Just $100 feeds a child for the entire year. Will you sponsor a child through the Backpack Program?
Items Currently needed for Donation:
Instant Oatmeal Packets (not containing nuts)
Individually packaged snack items (not containing nuts)
Non-perishable Meal Items (e.g. macaroni & cheese, rice pouches, etc.)
bags of food distributed during the 2021-22 school year
bags distributed per week to ten elementary schools
cost to feed one child for a weekend