Wakulla Virtual School
Blessings in a Backpack
Parent's Guide to WCS
How does it work?
In partnership with Winn-Dixie, Crawfordville, Wakulla Prekindergarten Blessings in a Backpack provides children who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program or are in need with a backpack of food to take home every Friday during the school year.
Typical Backpack Food Items
The backpacks include ready-to-eat food items such as granola bars, peanut butter, tuna, crackers, mac & cheese, cereal, juice boxes, etc. Blessings in a Backpack reviews its standard menu with a nutritionist annually to make sure the food is kid-friendly, nutritious, non-perishable and easy-to-prepare. Please be aware, most of these kids live in a world where some food is better than no food.
The Results: Nourished Kids Ready to Learn
Students who participate in the Blessings in a Backpack program show marked improvement in school attendance, test scores, behavior, and health. Food is an essential building block, and in this case truly is a blessing, especially to a hungry child! Visit the Get Involved section of our site to find out the various ways in which you can help Blessings in a Backpack feed more children.
Since we are able to purchase food at a reduced rate, your donation of just $80 will provide a backpack to one child each weekend for an entire 38 week school year! All money donated is tax deductible since we are a 501(c)3 organization.
For more information contact Haley Hewitt at 926-8111.