Over 58% of American school children receive their primary meal each day through the federal free and reduced lunch program.  This raises the obvious question:  What do these children eat on the weekends?  BHH Backpacks addresses the critical problem by sending backpacks home each Friday with elementary school children. The backpacks contain six (6) meals, two (2 snacks) and two (2) juice boxes.

2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR

Boca Helping Hands' BHH Backpacks Program reaches approximately 1,000 students in eight elementary schools who will receive a backpack for 35 weeks of the academic year.  Volunteers from local faith communities and other organizations, have “adopted” these schools and have therefore committed their financial resources as well as the manpower needed to pack the backpacks each week.

Boca Helping Hands purchases the food and then delivers the appropriate amount of each item to the respective school on a weekly basis.   The specific items used in the backpacks cost $6.01 per child/per week.  

A large army of volunteers come to load the pallets with the appropriate food items each week. 

 To donate to this program please click:  https://www.bocahelpinghands.org/BHH_Backpacks

For more information please email us at:   info@bocahelpinghands.org

 

THANK YOU TO OUR BHH BACKPACKS SPONSORS FOR THIS YEAR:

The Batchelor Foundaton

Boca Raton Community Church

Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation

 Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Congregation B'Nai Tora

The R. Cathleen Cox McFarlane

First United Methodist

Goody Two Shoes

Grace Community Church

Hands on Tzedakah, Inc. - H.O.T.

Junior League of Boca Raton

Max & Marjorie Fisher Foundation

Office Depot Foundation

Order of St John of Jerusalem

The Salah Foundation

Schmidt Family

St. Gregory's Episcopal Church

Ernst & Getrude Ticho

Van Pelt /Bass Foundation

Walmart "State Giving" Program