Left to right: Dave Peake, Logistics Team Leader, Superintendent Brian Metcalf and Volunteer Coordinator, Lyn Danes

Thanks to Superintendent Brian Metcalf of the Grand Ledge School District, we have a home for our Blessings In A Backpack Grand Ledge project.

Room 1 will be used for food storage
Room 2 will be used for packing backpacks

While it doesn’t look like much now, these two rooms at the Sawdon Administration Building will be bustling with volunteer activity this fall as volunteers pack weekend food survival backpacks every week during the school year for at-risk children at Beagle Elementary School.

For every $80 donated, a child on the free and reduced lunch program will receive a backpack full of kid-friendly, nutritious food to sustain them over the weekends so that they show up on Mondays ready to learn.

To donate to our effort, please click here: DONATE NOW Read the directions carefully and designate “Grand Ledge” as the recipient of your donation.

Can’t afford $80 right now? You can make recurring, monthly donations on your credit card. Any amount you can donate will be welcome, and remember that 100% of your donation goes to feeding the children. We are a 100% volunteer-run effort. Our national Blessings In A Backpack organization, a 501(c)(3), does their own fundraising through foundations to pay for their operating costs and salaries.

Need further information? Call Tina Erskine, Coordinator, Blessings In A Backpack Grand Ledge @ 517-372-3437, or email: blessingsinabackpackgl@gmail.com

If you wish to volunteer to pack backpacks, we will be looking for groups and individuals to rotate throughout the school year to do so. Please contact Lyn Danes, Volunteer Coordinator, @ 517-627-6310 (Immanuel Lutheran Church) or email: daneslm@sbcglobal.net


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