The Sanford Backpack Program Inspires Maine
When it comes to struggles with food insecurities, Maine children need our help more than ever. According to SanfordStrong.org, one out of every four children in the state of Maine lacks access to the food they need on a daily basis.
When in school most of these children are able to qualify for Maine supplemental food benefits, either for free or at a reduced amount however, once the end of the week rolls around, the weekend can be sparse for many children when it comes to getting the food they need.
This is where the Sanford Backpack Program steps in. The Sanford Backpack Program makes sure that these at need children leave school with a backpack full of meals that are easy to prepare and are also nutritious.
Donna Dwyer is the Program Administrator, for the Sanford Backpack Program. She is also one of our featured "Mainers Who Inspire Maine" Donna and all the volunteers of the Sanford Backpack Program go the extra mile to ensure that children are able to have healthy meals at home during the weekend.
This program is always in need of donations, of money, food, and time. According to the program website, $10 will feed two children for the weekend. They are always seeking kid friendly food items too.
If you would like to get more information or find out how you can make a difference CLICK HERE to go to the Sanford Strong website.
Do you have our free radio station app yet? If not, it's the perfect way to request a song, talk to the DJs, enter exclusive contests and to stay up to date with everything that's happening in and around Central Maine and the world. When you download it, make sure you turn on the push notifications so that we can send you exclusive content and local breaking news that you need to know about first. Just enter your mobile number below and we'll send a download link right to your mobile device. After that, you can download for free and immediately begin accessing all kinds of exclusive content tailored just for you. Give it a try and stay connected with us!