New school year brings returning hungry students
Mid-August will bring tens of thousands of elementary students back into Northland schools. If trends from the past several years hold, school counselors and social workers in each school will identify nearly 3,200 children who lack food during the weekends. In the Northland, about 34% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch and within that group, 30% will need the 4 lb packet of food that we call a BackSnack. It is our mission here at Feed Northland Kids to raise funds to ensure these kids have the nutrition they need! For a more indepth look at how poverty has spread from cities to more suburban areas, review this article and interactive map.
Where is Buddy?
Our traveling BackSnack dropped by a local supporter and had his picture snapped. Can you eguess where he is? Visit our facebook page to view his beautiful accessories and give us your best guess.
Upcoming Events: The 4th annual Bill Cross 5K Run/Walk for BackSnacks is scheduled
Plan on joining us for our fourth annual run. It will take place Sunday, October 12th at 8 am at Zona Rosa. We’re expanding our kids .5K to include more schools. Begin thinking about who you can invite to join you or sponsor your efforts. Our newly designed run website is up and ready for your registration. Access it here. Want to begin training? Use this handy couch to 5K app. When beginning any new exercise routine, please check with your doctor to ensure you are healthy enough to proceed.