Windermere Foundation Recipient: Backpack Meals for Kids

IMG_1904We’re highlighting another Eastside Windermere Foundation recipient today making a difference in our local community. Backpack Meals for Kids provides free, easy-to-make meals each Friday for children so they have food to eat over the weekend. Backpacks are also provided free to children who need them when they join the program. This grant provides weekend meals to Bellevue students who are homeless and would otherwise go hungry.

DSC01303Backpack Meals for Kids serves the nearly 200 homeless children in Bellevue. Over 4,000 students from low-income families qualify for free or reduced priced meals, including:
• 69% of students at Lake Hills Elementary
• 47% of students at Highland Middle School
• 41% of students at Sammamish High School

For too many children in the Bellevue Public Schools, the only meals they eat are at school. On the weekends, they go hungry. Backpack Meals for Kids is working to fill that gap.

Thank you for making a difference for children in our community, Backpack Meals!

Visit their website to find out more and see how you can help support them as they prepare for the new school year.