Bremerton Backpack Brigade
Giving Tuesday a Great Success
Dec. 3, 2019
We are so grateful for everyone who participated in yesterday's international day of giving — "Giving Tuesday."
Two Facebook fund raisers met their respective goals and donations to our PayPal or online thru the Giving Tuesday website, totaled nearly $1,200.
These generous donations will come just in time as we prepare to pack out our annual Winter Break food boxes on Dec. 17 and 18.
It will also help us restock the pantry for January!
We love our community!
Local Service Clubs Help Make
the Holidays Brighter for Children
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
This generous donation comes just in time to help us fill our annual winter break food boxes that will be going out in a few weeks to the families that we serve!
The long winter break from school meals can be especially stressful for families that struggle with food insecurity in our community.
What a wonderful gift!
Dec. 2, 2019
Protein Vouchers Help Provide
a Healthier Thanksgiving for Families
Nov. 26, 2019
This Thanksgiving the Bremerton Backpack Brigade is thrilled to be able to help families in our community who face food insecurity.
Several of our families have between 6-8 children and it is hard to make a meal stretch. Our numbers change a little each week as some families move out of the district and new families move in.
Each week, our volunteers pack out fresh fruit/vegetables, shelf-stable milk and a variety of high protein food stables to help make life a little less stressful and in hopes that it will help to build strong minds and bodies.
And once a month we are able to add $10 protein voucher to each backpack. The vouchers help the family purchase fresh or frozen meat, fish, eggs and dried beans at Saar's or WinCo to help expand their weekend menu.
The need is great, the hunger is real for the children we serve each week. Thank you Bremerton for your ongoing support and help to make this a reality!
We welcome you to ask questions, provide feedback, connect us with potential partnerships, or just say hello!
We have donation locations throughout Bremerton, WA for convienent drop off of shelf stable foods.
As always, thank you!
We always need help packing and delivering backpacks each week and with our recent expansion into all six Bremerton elementary schools, our need is greater than ever.