It’s the beginning of a new school year and BIB RVC food items will begin to be distributed after Labor Day.
One of the difficult parts of being in a pandemic has been the cancellation of our fun packing nights. Pre-pandemic, approximately 20 volunteers gathered each week to pack hundreds of bags of food to be distributed over the weekend in the schools we serve. During the pandemic, and even now, we’ve had to switch to using pre-packaged meals. The benefits of this are a lighter bag that takes up less room and is easier for a student to carry. Using prepacks also made some grants available that required their use.
The number of students and schools we serve has only continued to increase.
In the 2022-2023 school year we are anticipating serving approximately 500 students. That means we need to raise $55,000 to provide them with weekend nutrition.
How can you help?
Attend our “virtual packing” fundraiser–done in the comfort of your own home.
Here’s how it works.
- Gather a team of 5 people and sign up for a “virtual packing” slot (you are NOT actually packing bags).
- Have your team pledge to donate $22 each for a team total of $110.
- Send in your donations.
Each team of 5 will raise $110, which funds one child for the school year.
19 teams of 5 will raise $2,090, which funds 19 children for the school year.
You can even listen to the BIBRVC packing playlist while you get your team together!