You Can Help a Child This Weekend!
Northlands Rescue Mission is committed to ending hunger in our community. That's why we started the Backpack Program, which provides local children with food every week during the school year. NEW this year, we are expanding the program to cover all elementary and middle schools in Grand Forks so that no student goes without the opportunity for food assistance in our community. This means that as many as 2200 children will receive a bag of food through their school that they can take home over the weekend!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 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 items their children need, such as school supplies and medication.
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 2020-21 school year
bags distributed per week to fifteen different schools
cost to feed one child for a weekend