Their future's up the road.
But right now, they're just hungry.
All backpack donations are in a designated account for ending childhood hunger in Knox County, apart from AIO’s other mission to feed hungry families of all ages and provide emergency assistance. The money people give to feed children will feed children.
Because Good Shepherd Food Bank can buy the backpack food at bulk rates, we pay wholesale prices.
For only $225, you can fill a backpack for one child every Friday during a school year.
That’s for nutritious weekend meals and snacks for the child plus ingredients and recipes for a whole family meal for one evening.
We were excited to reach our original goal for the first year, but we can do more! In 2016-2017, we have added two more schools, and may be able to can add another school or two, as funds and volunteer energy allow.
Adopt A Backpack for $225!
Or you may donate another amount of your choice.
Please send your donation to:
Area Interfaith Outreach
P.O. Box 113
Rockland, ME 04841
You can also choose to Adopt A Backpack through PayPal or with a credit card using the button below.
When you donate via PayPal or credit card, the charity pays a transaction fee of 2-3%. That means the Backpack Program receives about $220 of your $225 for a backpack. If you are able to add up to 3% to your donation to cover these fees, it would be greatly appreciated and your dollars will go where you intend!
Thank you for making a difference.