First of all, thank you to everyone who helped to make this past weekend's food drive at Sam's Club such a success! The numbers are in and we are very excited. This weekend's grand total, including both food and cash donations, came out to $2,686.06! That's enough for approximately 715 food packs, or one and a half weekend's worth of food for the BackPack Food Program. We would like to extend a very special thank you to the Mankato Sam's Club for all of their generosity and support. To the left is a picture of what our van looked like after Day 1 of the food drive. Again, thank you to everyone who was involved! We are looking forward to the start of a new school year, knowing that we have such a generous community supporting us.
The BackPack Food Program and Sam's Club are teaming up to pack the shelves with a Back-to-School Food Drive! This event will give Sam's Club shoppers the opportunity to purchase Sam's Club food items and Sam's Club gift cards on behalf of the BackPack Food Program. If you are interested in donating, just stop by the BackPack tent in the Sam's Club parking lot during regular store hours on Friday, July 27th or Saturday, July 28th and select the food item(s) that you would like to donate. Then when you are all finished with your shopping, drop off the food item(s) in the pallet totes near the exit as you leave! We are very excited about this opportunity to start the school year off right, and we hope you will join us in making this event, and this school year, a success!