Donate food to backpack program

Posted January 24, 2013 at 12:00 am

FCCLA is sponsoring a food drive for our Backpack Program at the El Dorado Springs basketball tournament Jan. 21, 23 and 26. The Backpack Program helps Elementary School kids who would otherwise go hungry over weekends and school breaks.

We are asking for donations of kid-friendly instant meals, snacks, bottled water and individual juices. There will be a collection box at each of the games. Anyone who donates 5 items will receive a coupon for a free popcorn at the concession stand. Everything donated goes to kids in here El Dorado Springs. Thank you for your support.

Typical backpack items: Instant oatmeal single serving packets, single serving breakfast cereal, cheese and crackers, fruit cups, breakfast bars, cooked mini meals or cup of soup, single serving mac and cheese, non-refrigerated milk, pull-tab canned foods, boxed juice drinks, bottled water, hotel-sized soap, shampoo, personal care products and toilet paper