Backpack Program

Program goal: To feed students from Cook Literacy Model School on weekends and over holidays, when they do not have access to free breakfast and lunch at school.

Each week committee members pack and distribute food at school every Friday morning and prior to school breaks, to go home with students in backpacks. We partner with Forsyth Backpack Program, which provides the nonperishable food and delivers it to the school in bulk deliveries. We also rely on fruit donations from community members and JLWS volunteers to include fresh fruit.

We serve 120 children, which means that approximately 6000 food bags are packed and delivered to Cook students over the course of each school year!