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Changes to BBB Board as We Plan For Summer, 2022-23 School Year

May 2, 2022

   Big Congratulations and Thanks are in order!

   • To Liz Lamm, who has been elected at our April 19th meeting to serve as the new President of the Brigade's Board of Directors.

   • To Ryan Rainer, has been elected to serve as Vice President of the Board of Directors.

   • To Myra Battin, has been named Director of Operations. She will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Brigade and will report to the Board.

   We are so excited! This great team will lead us into the summer and the 2022-23 school year! Thank you for your passion for feeding hungry kids!

#Bremertonbackpackbrigade                                   #feedhungrykids

Silverdale Rotary Grant to Help Buy
Commercial Fridge for Veggie Program

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April 29, 2022

   We are so grateful to the Silverdale Rotary Club Foundation for their 2022 Duck Buck Grant to help us purchase a commercial size refrigerator for our food pantry.

   Thanks to the amazing support that we have received from the community, the Brigade has been able to expand our fresh fruit and veggie distribution this year.

   We are now able to send individual bags of fresh veggies for each child in a household. Homes with one child receive 1 bag of veggies while the homes with six children will be taking home 6 individual bags for healthy snacks.

   Currently we are packing for over 350 children each week. That is a tremendous amount of veggies that require a refrigerator with a lot of space.

   We are thankful for the generosity of the Silverdale Rotary Club and how its members all work hard to help build a stronger, healthier community for everyone!

   Thank you Silverdale Rotary Club for helping us fight food insecurity in the lives of the children we serve!

#Bremertonbackpackbrigade    #feedhungrykids   #givewhereyoulive         #silverdalerotaryclub

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   WOW! What a great way to top off an amazing week of support for the work of the Brigade.

Many thanks to the Miles Family Giving Fund for their generous support! Their gift arrives just in time to help us feed lots more hungry children in the 8 school programs that we serve.

   Food insecurity is a growing challenge in our community. Our numbers of students continue to rise each week.

   In years past we would start to drift down in the Spring but not this year. We are so grateful for all of the amazing community support, especially since the Brigade has purchased the vast majority of food this year, including fresh fruits and veggies each week.

   The community support allows us to say "Yes" when school staff suddenly ask us at the end of the week to add more families to our program. This week it meant quickly adding two more families with a total of six more children than we had planned when shopping on Monday!

   So when the lights went out at the pantry today, we had packed and delivered food so that 360 children would not have to worry about finding meals at the table this weekend! 

   That is a lot of hungry mouths.......

   Thank you to the @MilesFamilyGivingFund and thank you to Bremerton for helping to make the work of the Brigade possible!

#Bremertonbackpackbrigade #Feedhungrykids #Givewhereyoulive

Miles Family Giving Fund Will Help
Keep Hungry Kids Fed This Spring

 

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April 22, 2022

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