Backpacks of Hope
Food insecurity is very real for many students at Old Orchard. While they receive breakfast and lunch during the week, they do not always know where food will come from on the weekend. Working alongside school staff who identify children who are most at risk, Backpacks of Hope supplies a bag of nutritious, child-friendly food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every weekend. Bags are put into the children’s backpacks on Friday so their friends don’t have to know. Backpacks of Hope also supplies holiday food bags for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring breaks along with gift cards.