Project Backpack

Project Backpack


These are the tentative distribution dates for the 2017-18 school year:

September 22 & 29, 2017

October 20 & 27, 2017

November 17 & 21, 2017

December 15, 2017

January 19 & 26, 2018

February 16 & 23, 2018

March 23 & 30, 2018

April 20 & 27, 2018

May 11, 2018

VC Project Backpack is funded partially by Hopewell Health Centers, as well as with the support of local businesses and individuals. These are tentative dates above for distribution.

Questions about VCPB … See your school counselor or contact Mrs. Amy Ward 740-596-5258 ext. 257,



September 11, 2017

Vinton County High School

C/o Mrs. Amy Ward

63910 US HWY 50

McArthur, OH 45651

Dear Community Member:

The mission of Vinton County Project Backpack is to provide food to sustain our neediest students through the weekends, when no school meals are available and food at home is likely to be in shorter supply. We help families who might have difficulty stretching the food budget out to the end of each month. We provide bags of food that can help students through the weekends (currently servicing 3 elementary schools, middle school and the high school).

High school students volunteer to plan menus and pack bags, which are distributed by the advisors and a leadership class called FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America). The program, serves two purposes, in that it provides essential food for needy students and it provides valuable volunteer experience for high school students who take pride in being able to help others.

We would like to ask for your help and support this year as funding is low and have not been awarded a new grant to fund Project Backpack. Our goal is to raise $6500, if you or your business would be so graciously to help sponsor our club this year and server almost 200 students per month that would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like to contact me directly, feel free to call me at the phone number or email below. I look forward in working with you this year! Let’s make 2017-18 a successful school year! Thanks for your time and worthy donation.

Kind Regards,

Amy Ward/Kellie Abele

VCHS Project Backpacks Advisors

740-596-5258 ext. 257

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