The Windermere Foundation and Windermere Sequim-East/Sunland recently awarded the Sequim Food Bank $3,000 to provide leadership support of its Backpack Program.
Backpack programs are sprouting up around the country, providing nutritious and child-friendly food to supplement the diets of children who aren’t getting enough at home on Saturday and Sunday.
This year the Sequim Food Bank has committed to working with the Sequim Valley Nazarene Church to expand the school Backpack Program they initiated for 10 students in the Sequim School District.
Many additional community partners, including the Windermere Foundation, are joining this original team to help expand the Backpack Program to serve a total of 120 children: 50 children at each of Sequim’s two elementary schools, plus 20 additional older children who will be served through the Boys & Girls Club.
If you would like to learn more about how you can help support this important effort, call Stephen Rosales, the project lead, at 461-6038.