May 29, 2020
Marlene & Jackie
Club Report & Blessings in a Backpack Education

Marlene will update club members on everything club related. 

Jackie will give us a recap of Blessings in a Backpack from the 2019 - 2020 school year and let us know what's ahead. 

Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the

weekends for students and their families at Woodstock High School. Hunger can cause many

physical health problems. It can also shorten a child’s attention span, lower their IQ, and keep them

from making good grades. The idea is to privde a backpack and shelf stable food for a family of 4 to

last the weekend. Our club has committed to help the program by supplementing NIFB food with

fresh fruit/dairy and vegetables. Statistics from BIB site:

• 78% feel cared for by their community

• 71% feel they are helping their family

• 60% exhibit improved behavior

• 59% find it easier to learn at school