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.

2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR

Boca Helping Hands' BHH Backpacks Program reaches approximately 1,00 students in eight elementary schools who will receive a backpack for 38 weeks of the academic year.  Volunteers from local faith communities 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.  

Boca Helping Hands absorbs the cost of transporting and warehousing the food, as well as any portion of salaries involved in staff members’ time devoted to the BHH Backpacks program.  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