11-06 Backpacks program

Lakeview FFA member Dally Evans and Lakeview High School Honor Society member Alyson Yates are gearing up for the first hunger backpacks food program.

Lakeview FFA Chapter and Lakeview High School Honor Society are working to offer a supply of nutritious meals and snacks to elementary students over Thanksgiving and winter break in a project called the Lakeview Backpack Food Program.

The FFA Chapter received a $1,200 Living to Serve Grant through the National FFA Association to fund the bulk of the project.  

All families with children in grades K-6 received an application last week. The application required names and ages of children, allergies, and a survey on what is available in the home for cooking. Families that complete and return the application will automatically qualify for backpacks. The information given to the group will help clubs fill backpacks with food choices to fit each individual family need.

The grant included directives for the classroom and the club that must be met. The ag classes at LHS will research nutritious foods that are nutrient-dense to fill backpacks and research prices to get the best deal. Daly Middle School ag students are currently learning about food insecurity both locally and across the United States.

Backpacks will be delivered by FFA/Honor Society members on the last day of school before the break.

For more information or to make a financial contribution, please contact Kristen Reese at  reesek@lakeview.k12.or.us or Lisa Shullanberger at shullanbergerl@lakeview.k12.or.us, or call LHS at 541-947-2287.

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