From our local school district email tonight...notice whose missing?
(though, the "great and abominable one is missing too, seems?)

Backpack Buddies program expands, seeks more sponsors

In a year when North Clackamas Schools has seen an unprecedented number of
families in need, the school district has expanded its Backpack Buddies
Program to serve 150 additional children each week. Through the program,
500 North Clackamas elementary children now receive food packets each
weekend.

The Backpack Buddies program, modeled after a Hurricane Katrina effort,
provides hungry kids with food packages to see them through the weekend when
school breakfast and lunch programs are not available. The program, now
serving kids in 13 elementary schools, operates thanks to numerous churches,
service organizations, scout groups, individuals, and business partners.

Church partners include Wichita Avenue Evangelical Church, Milwaukie
Christian Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Creator Lutheran, Oak Hills
Presbyterian, Gracepoint Church, St. Paul's United Methodist, Milwaukie
Lutheran, King of Kings Lutheran, Faith Evangelical, Beautiful Savior, Tri
City Baptist, and Milwaukie Presbyterian.

Other supporters and partners include Milwaukie Elks, Milwaukie Lions,
Milwaukie Rotary, Milwaukie High School, Good Roots, the Peace Officers
Foundation, Love Inc., the Franciscan Spiritual Center, New Seasons Market,
the Oregon Food Bank, Clackamas County, Safeway, Stitch and Embroidery, and
individual donors.

Three more schools still need Backpack Buddy sponsors: Verne A. Duncan
Elementary, Head Start preschool at Wichita Center, and Sojourner School.
To make a contribution or to get involved, call Joe Krumm at 503-353-6017 or
e-mail ***@nclack.k12.or.us.

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They only give when they are the main contributor while a news crew broadcasting their magnanimity for all to see. This only happens a few times a year it seems and generally doesn't include long term contribution commitments.

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