Mix 106 Radio’s 7th annual Cares for Kids Backpack drive is scheduled for Friday, September 20 from 6 AM to 6 PM with morning DJs Billy Jenkins & Charlene Herrera along with DJ Jeff Connell. Last year, The Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack program distributed 63,000 backpacks to school children who need access to nutritious food on the weekends. Become a Backpack Buddy!
Many in Idaho do not understand the growing need that must be filled. Children in your community are hungry. Out of 20 students in Ms. Clark’s class, six of them receive food backpacks supplied by The Idaho Foodbank every Friday. (That is nearly 1/3 of the class.) The Backpack Buddy program gives children easy-to-make breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks. These young students who rely heavily on free and reduced-price school lunches as the bulk of their food for the week have access to food during the weekend thanks to the program.