Junior League of Champaign-Urbana, Women building better communities

Backpack Buddies

JLCU and the Eastern Illinois Food Bank have developed a partnership with area schools to help children who are identified at risk of going hungry or malnourished over the weekend by giving them food to take home while not in school. JLCU volunteers go to the Food Bank throughout the school year and pack grocery bags full of nutritious, easy to prepare, foods. The Food Bank delivers the stuffed bags to participating schools on Fridays. Additional funding has been provided for this program by CCMSI and other local businesses and agencies.

JLCU Donates $35,000 to Backpack Buddies, News Gazette article and WCIA video

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