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Bremerton Backpack Brigade

(360) 471-9588
P.O. Box 2533 Bremerton, WA 98310



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Last update: 1/8/2020

Food Drive This Saturday, Jan. 11

Jan. 8, 2020

   Come and join us on Saturday, Jan. 11 for the Brigade’s annual "Winter Restock" food drive at Fred Meyer on Wheaton Way.

   We nearly emptied our food pantry in December with our Winter Break food boxes and need your help to restock the pantry and new shed with healthy food choices for the children/families we serve.
   It will be a great chance to purchase your weekly groceries and help make a difference for children in need in our community!
  The fun goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are available to haven't already signed up, please contact Myra Battin (Bremertonbackpackbrigade@gmail.com) and let her know you want to help.

   Bring your inlaws, ex-laws, family and friends — everyone is welcome to come and join the fun!
   Look forward to seeing you there!!!





Jan. 8, 2020

   With the new year, thanks to the amazing ongoing support of the community, the Brigade is excited to be able to expand our program to reach youth in need at Bremerton's Renaissance Alternative High School.

   Screening and selection of students facing challenges with food insecurity are done by the school staff. In the past, the Brigade has worked with school officials to offer emergency support as needed but are excited to be able to engage in a more formal arrangement so that food support will come on a weekly basis for students enrolled in the Backpack Brigade.

   There are limited slots available. If you know of students that would benefit from the program, please encourage them to reach out to the school staff for more information!
#Bremertonbackpackbrigade                       #RenaissanceAlternativeHighSchool                              #Feedhungrykids                                       

Macy's Serves Up $3,000 Grant

to BBB for Food, Protein Vouchers

Jan. 8, 2020

   We are thrilled to have received a $3,000 grant from Macy's in December.

   This grant will be used to help purchase food supplies and to increase our protein vouchers to $25 a month.

   Originally the protein vouchers were for only $10 but this grant is a game changer for our families.

   Those families with 4 or more children will receive $50 in protein vouchers starting in January 2020. Vouchers are sent out the 3rd week of each month and can be redeemed at Saar's Super Foods and WinCo grocery stores.

   Thank you, Macy's, for your generosity and support of the Brigade's weekend feeding program!
#Bremertonbackpackbrigade  #Macyawardsgrant
#Increaseproteinvouchers  #Feedhungrykids

Jan. 8, 2020

   We are so grateful for our new shed!

   It has been completed just in time for the January food drives that will help restock out pantry after the Winter Break boxes went out in late December.

   Many thanks to all the students, volunteers and businesses who came together to help make this happen — all helping to fight food insecurity and build a stronger community!