Friday Backpacks for Cuba
Cuba, MO | http://www.fridaybackpacksforcuba.org/
Many children depend on the food of the cafeteria for their weekly sustenance but when the weekend arrives they have no recourse. This is where the “Friday Backpacks for Cuba” program comes in. For approximately $10 a week, one backpack can be filled with meals to sustain the children through the weekend. The idea is to send children at each of Cuba’s schools, elementary, middle school and high school home with a backpack full of nutritious pre-assembled food on Friday of each week.
We are currently serving one-hundred twenty (120) students. Already our backpackers are gaining weight, are more involved in class, and have a brighter disposition. We have even seen an increase in parent participation in their students school activities.
We anticipate this program will increase throughout the next school year as more students are identified.
If you are interested in helping or volunteering, please make checks payable to CC Foundation/Friday Backpacks and mail to P O Box 777, Cuba MO 65453, call Steve at 573-259-3359, email us firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the form on the Contact Us page.