AT A GLANCE
The Nestucca Valley Backpack Food Program is in its 15th year serving elementary, junior high and high school students of the Nestucca Valley School District. We were able to be flexible and provide meals during the Covid Pandemic but we are now back to our normal system of providing meals every weekend to students. We switched to plastic bags as we found during the pandemic it simplified distribution for everyone. The schools continue to enthusiastically support us while our numbers have doubled and costs have increased from $11 to $14 per bag. We are deeply grateful for the generosity of the community that has allowed is to continue this program through the years of the pandemic when needs were high and our committed volunteers who have made it possible every single week without fail.
"The food backpack program is an integral part of the programming offered in the Nestucca Valley School District. Our students and families feel supported, creating a school culture of trust and appreciation. I know I speak for our families when I say THANK YOU, we could not do it without your support. "
Misty L Wharton
Superintendent, Elementary Principal,
Nestucca Valley School District
“We are deeply grateful to our generous community. We have been honored to work with the many talented and energetic partners/volunteers who have made this program so successful. We are impressed with the Nestucca Valley school system that always puts students first and will go far to ensure their well-being.”
Cofounder NV Backpack Program
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