Snow Hill Middle School Backpack Program
The Snow Hill Middle School staff has seen the impact of childhood hunger firsthand, so they decided to do something about it.
Snow Hill Middle School principal, Christina Welch, and Eighth-grade teacher Kiersten Gray join us in the studio to talk about Project PowerPack.
Students were coming back to school after the weekends and saying they were hungry so they decided to start a backpack program where kids can take home the backpack for the weekend and have snacks to eat. The Bank of Ocean City provided them with bags and they filled the bags with food items that students can eat during the weekend. When the student returns to school on Monday, they can bring their backpack back and it will be refilled the following weekend.
Items needed include veggies, fruits, soup, mac and cheese cups, oatmeal, cereal, crackers, breakfast bars, applesauce and raisins. They’re also accepting monetary donations to help pay for grocery trips. This is a free program helping those students whose families are struggling to put food on the table.
Check out their facebook for updates on the project!