Vision 2020 looking for area Packer Backers

The start of the school year is just around the corner, and the annual Packer Backer campaign has returned to Waushara County.

The campaign helps raise funds to pack backpacks with food. The Vision 2020 Backpack Nutrition Program offers a safety net for economically disadvantaged elementary students in Waushara County. The pro-gram provides nutritious meals for students to eat during weekends and school breaks when they don’t have access to the school breakfast and lunch programs. Students qualify for the program if they are eligible for the Federal free/reduced lunch program. Non-perishable food items and coupons for fresh food travel home in student’s backpacks each week.

The program began in 2012, serving twenty six students in one elementary school. Today, the program serves four elementary schools with free and reduced lunch rates ranging from 55-72 percent of students. The program expects to feed more than 250 students every week.

 

You, your family, business, faith community, exercise group, bowling team or neighborhood can become Packer Backers. Check us out on Facebook (Vision 2020: Waushara County). Consider supporting this program today.

 

The Vision 2020 Backpack Nutrition Program is a function of the Waushara Prevention Council, Inc. All gifts are tax deductible and used to provide food to students in need. To learn more about the program, make a donation or organize a donation drive contact Jan Novak at 920-787-6600 jan.novak@co.waushara.wi.us.