10/17/16 Committee & Project report

Committee & Project Report



COMMITTEE:  Backpack Nutrition Program                          DATE:   10.17.16                

To improve nutrition and stamp out hunger one student at a time


1) Brief update of activities & goals

  • The program will be offered in the Redgranite, Tri-County and Coloma Elementary Schools where Free/reduced lunch rates are 62%; 64% and 50%.
  • Since the July meeting, funding has been received from ThedaCare Family of Foundations – Berlin ($6000); Wisconsin Tavern League Foundation ($375); St Marks & Sacred Heart Churches ($300); and Packer Backers ($390). A $5000 grant has been awarded, but not yet received from United Way.
  • A grant application is pending with the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.


2) Outline group’s next steps

  • On-going fund development: Funding requests should be sent to civic organizations as well as agricultural industries and businesses in the Central Sands area near Plainfield, Coloma and Hancock.
  • Promotion of the annual Packer Backer campaign.


3) Needs of committee (members, funding, promotion, etc.)

  • Sustainable funding sources
  • Committee members from Coloma and Plainfield areas


4) Challenges & issues being experienced by the committee

  • None


5) Feedback from Full Membership:

  • Names of potential committee members

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