Tuesday, June 2, 2015

What We Learned About Our Community

Today we heard from Linda Cunningham and Joy Kraus who shared about the Batavia Backpack Program. Every Friday during the school year they give backpacks full of food to students in need at Batavia Elementary and have recently expanded to Batavia Middle School. This has actually increased the attendance on Fridays! They partner with local organizations to gain buying power. For the summer, they are working hard to provide meals for families as well as necessary household supplies. They even deliver to families who do not have transportation, and they are doing all of this wonderful work with NO paid staff! They are looking to collaborate. Contact them at bataviabackpack@gmail.com 

Next week we will hear from Father Hank Albietz of the Williamsburg Rotary who will speak about their Romania Project.