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The staff and PTA of Shayne Elementary are working together to start a program to provide a free weekend supply of nutritious food for children when school lunch and breakfast is unavailable on a weekend or school holiday. The Shayne Backpack Program aims to provide 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 snacks, and 1 can of vegetables and 1 can of fruit in a bag that is discreetly placed in a student’s backpack. It is our hope these resources will support the health, behavior, and achievement of every student that participates.

Though the program is intended to help those children whose families find it difficult to have enough food, all children are eligible for this program. Information to sign up for the program will be sent home with students in the coming week.

The program will be run completely by volunteers who help pack the food bags, and will be funded through donations and grants.

If you would like to donate time or money to this program, please email Lillian Boeskool at