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406 Backpack Jersey Day
Wear your favorite team jersey and fight childhood hunger in the Billings community, Friday January 31st with 406 BackPack Jersey Day!
A LITTLE ABOUT THE BACKPACK PROGRAM.
The mission of the BackPack Program is to meet the needs of students who are struggling with hunger outside of the classroom by providing them with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home over weekends and extended school breaks when other resources are not available to them. A total of 325 to 335 elementary students receive BackPack meals each Friday in Billings Public Schools, an additional 200 students benefit through Teen Pantries in our middle and high schools. The cost of a BackPack meal is $4.25 per student per week.
SO WHAT IS 406 BACKPACK JERSEY DAY?
The goal of 406 BackPack Jersey Day is to increase awareness about the program in each school and the community, as well as raise additional funds to help support the program. With additional funds, coordinators are able to supplement bags with additional needs such as fresh foods and milk, toiletry items, and community resource information to further aid students and their families.
HOW YOU HELP YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY.
Please join our community to raise money for BackPack Meals! It’s simple…On Friday, January 31st, the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools encourage you to wear your favorite team jersey for any sport or any team. You’ll be supporting your favorite team and fighting childhood hunger in our community at the same time!