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We are feeding more than
350 children from 150
in 8 Bremerton elementary schools.

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Busy Saturday at Fred Meyer Brings
In More than 2,400 lb Food, $1,000

March 19, 2023

   We are so grateful to Fred Meyer in East Bremerton for hosting yesterday's annual Spring Food Drive for the Brigade, and to all of the generous shoppers and our amazing volunteers who helped out.

   The Brigade collected over 2,400 pounds of food and nearly $1,100 cash donations. This will go a long way to helping us fill the Spring Break Food boxes next Saturday!

   The community's generosity gives food and hope to those who need it. Thank you for your partnership and support as we work together to fight hunger in Bremerton. The Brigade's work is not done, and we couldn’t do it without you!!!

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BBB Adds 19 New Children
in Last 2 Weeks

March 11, 2023

   My oh my, what a difference a year makes.

   The Brigade has added new families with 19 children to our rolls in the last two weeks and the school year is still rolling along!      

   That's a lot of hungry children in our community!

   The Brigade and the needs it serves continue to grow. If you want to help us fight food insecurity, please see our Web site at for more information, to volunteer or to make a donation!

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The Need Is Great!
Numbers of Families
Seeking Help Grows

March 10, 2023

   Gosh, the number of families and children enrolled in the Brigade continues to increase as we prepare to feed over 380 children this very weekend.

   Backpacks are filled to the brim! And check out the great healthy snacks with lots of fresh fruits and a variety of fresh veggies that are heading home to help out with meal time!

   Thank you Bremerton for your generous support of the Brigade and the work we do to fight food insecurity in the lives of the families and children we serve!

#Bremertonbackpackbrigade                              #feedhungrykids

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Spring Into Action for Fred Meyer Drive

March 9, 2023

    The sun is out, the birds are singing, and March Madness is just around the corner...So you know what that means:

   It is nearly time for our annual Spring Break Food boxes, which means it is time for the annual Fred Meyer Food Drive!

   So grab your friends, neighbors, in-laws/ex-laws and everybody in between and support the Brigade as we are feeding over 350 children each weekend.

   See you on Saturday, March 18!

#Bremertonbackpackbrigade                                                         #feedhungrykids


Food Flows
Thru West Hills

March 8, 2023

   Many thanks to the West Hills STEM PTA families and child guides for hosting our March weekend food drive at Grocery Outlet.

   We are so grateful for the great support that the Brigade receives from the elementary schools, parents and the entire community to help make our work possible.

   It truly takes a village to feed over 350 hungry children each week. Thank you shoppers, West Hills Stem Acadamy families and Grocery Outlet!

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Bremerton Community Brings In More
Than 2,000 lb of Food During Drives

March 8, 2023

   Many thanks to Fred Meyer, Grocery Outlet in East Bremerton, Starbucks, Kitsap Habitat and the students and staff from Crownhill Elementary School who have hosted recent food drives for the Brigade.

  Over 2,100 pounds of food items were collected and the $100 in cash donations will help us purchase fresh fruits and veggies.

   This is enough to feed the 350-plus children we are serving at Catalyst Public Schools and Bremerton School District 100-C elementary schools this very next week!

   Thank you Bremerton for your generous support!

#Bremertonbackpackbrigade                                                                           #feedhungrykids

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We Need Board Members,
Public Liasion/Spokesperson,  Volunteer Recuiter/Coordinator

Feb. 20, 2023

   The Bremerton Backpack Brigade is an all-volunteer operation, and we always need your help! 

   We are navigating a period of transition to meet the growing need for food assistance for hungry children and families in our community. There are many ways to contribute, but right now we specifically need people willing to serve:

  1.     On the board of directors, meeting at least once a month and working on management and projects;

  2.     As a public liaison, working on outreach to the public and coordination with other groups and agencies;

  3.     As a volunteer recruiter and coordinator, helping to build, organize and support a team of volunteers to make the Brigade run smoothly.

   We're a committed bunch that has a lot of fun, and we'd love to add folks to the ranks! Please click below and send us an e-mail explaining your desire to serve the BBB, your background and what you can bring to the organization. Thank you for your willingness!

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Reach out to the Bremerton
Backpack Brigade

We welcome you to ask questions, provide feedback, connect us with potential partnerships,
or just say hello!

Your Donations
Are Always Welcome

We have donation locations throughout Bremerton, Washington, for convenient drop off of shelf-stable foods.
Thank you, always!

Please Come
Volunteer With Us

We always need help packing and delivering backpacks each week and with our recent expansion our need is greater than ever. And we have fun!

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