Who Will Feed The Kids This Weekend?
Blessings in a Backpack - Rancho Cordova Will!
Research shows that healthy, well-nourished children learn better,
are more likely to attend school, and are able to take advantage of educational opportunities.
Can you help BIAB score a touchdown against childhood hunger by hosting a soup drive on our behalf at work, where you pray or where you play? We will be collecting donations through February 12th, Super Bowl Sunday.
Please help us restock our depleted food locker with some soup for the last of the cold weather. Most children love soup and we love to include it in their weekend food bags. We are collecting chicken noodle, vegetable and tomato soups but we are staying away from the cream soups as most kids prefer the above mentioned soups.
If you can deliver to our food locker we would be most appreciative and can arrange a time at your convenience OR hubby and I can pick them up. We ask that you don't pack boxes or bags too heavy as we are seniors and not as strong as we used to be, lol.
You may use the comment form below or email JD@BibSac.org for any questions.
Thanks for helping us feed the kids!
More info coming soon on drop-off locations
The cost of EVERYTHING continues to climb which, in turn, means our food costs continue to rise. We are providing for just about 600 children now and can use your help more than ever. We understand that money is tight for EVERYONE so maybe you can host a food drive where you work, pray or play for us. Feel free to focus on one item from our menu and host a single iten drive, e.g. Mac & Cheese Drive.
We started our program, out of our living room, in April 2014 sending weekend food home for 30 students at Cordova Villa elementary school.
Currently, we are sending food for over 550 students from 13 different schools.
Our primary focus initially was the schools in Rancho Cordova, but we have added 1 school in the SJUSD, and 1 school in the SCUSD to our 8 schools in the FCUSD.
Our goal is to continue adding schools that have students who can use our weekend food.
Our program works because of your help and honestly, without your help we would not be able to do what we do.
Local businesses, small and large have been very generous with their time, donations and holding food drives for us. This is a great team builder for you and yur employees! Contact JD at JD@BibSac.org.
We need volunteers every other Tuesday, for a few hours in the morning. This is the day we get food ready for our schools to pick up their food. There are times we need help loading and then organizing food donations.
Our yearly charity golf tournament, in June, is another opportunity for volunteers. December we will hold our Toy & Grocery Giveaway and there will be lots of opportunities to help. Follow this link to our volunteer opportunities.
If you are a high school student looking to fill your requirements for community service, check out our Mission Ambassador Programs. This program is for anyone but provides high school and college students with excellent opportunities to fulfill volunteer hours and service opportuunities.
We are 100% responsible for raising the funds required to run our program. We do this via donations, grant writing, fund/food drives and our charity golf tournament. Every penny donated goes to help us send food home each Friday.
The cost to feed one child for the school year is $130. That breaks down to $3.42 per child, per weekend and with us sending food for 350 students, it totals to right about $1,200 each weekend.
Sadly, as costs keep going up, I only see our food bill growing and growing.