Opinion

NES Backpack Program


The Nehalem Backpack Program would like to extend a HUGE thank you to our community for their unbelievable support. Because of your generous donations we have been able to supply weekend food for more than 30 Nehalem Elementary students every week, and our enrollment numbers are increasing. Real hunger exists in our community, and because of the support from individuals and local businesses we will be able to expand and secure our program. We want to extend a special thank you to local the businesses and organizations that assist us weekly by providing food at cost or make direct donations:

 

The Little Apple

Manzanita Fresh Foods

Mohler Co-op

North County Food Bank

 

Our newest challenge is replacing the refrigerator that stores our fresh produce. Ours has had a long life (50+ years!) but has decided to freeze instead of refrigerate. We don’t want to saddle kids with frozen apples and oranges and are seeking a replacement. Anyone who can assist us with this can contact Program Coordinator Rose Hucek at 503-440-9686. Financial contributions are always needed, and donations in any dollar amount can be made payable to NES Backpack Program, P.O. Box 190 Nehalem, OR 97131 or can delivered directly to the Nehalem Elementary School office.

 

Kelly Ayres
NES Backpack Program