Bismarck, ND
MSA United Way
239
Total youth
75
Total adults
85
Total hours

Project description

26 Schools, 16 Organizations participated in this event. In my local community they are packing 927 backpacks a week for kids who are at risk of going hungry over the weekends. I have seen hungry children standing in front of me; a grocery cart half full of food, most of which had to be put back on the shelves because their mom didn’t have enough money to pay for it. I was nine years old, and I have never forgotten seeing this sad situation. I could not believe that kids my own age were going hungry. For this reason, I started my own food drive to combat hunger “One Backpack At A Time.” Youth collected Peanut butter and jelly at their schools, counted it and turned it in for the drive, kids from 3 high schools came to sort and pack all the product. $4107.27,and 7,668 pounds of peanut butter and jelly were collected. Kids in my community will have filled backpacks so they will not go hungry. More awareness was created in my community.