Backpack Society was started in 2019 with a mission to alleviate hunger among schoolchildren by providing supplemental nutrition on the weekends and during school breaks that they otherwise would go without.
Research proves that hunger in school children leads to poor school performance, anxiety, nervousness, and a lowered amount of social interaction among their peers. A program that fills the gap of meals that are not provided on the weekend could potentially lessen these negative problems and sustain healthy developmental growth.
Board of Directors
June Everett - Founder/President
Laurel Gebhard - Vice President
Leslie Mezger - Secretary
Juli Ettwein - Treasurer
Lauren Rhodes - Social Media Manager
Manisha Kendall - Bookkeeper
Nikki Shubert - Community Outreach Manager
Laura Askins - Lead Grant Writer
Shelley Fontenot - Grant Writer
Amy Watson - Blog Writer
Megan Albrecht - Volunteer Coordinator