Project Backpack

Project Backpack

Vinton County Project Backpack

Providing food, clothing, toiletries and necessities for students

These are the tentative distribution dates for the 2022-23 school year: 

September 23 & 30, 2022

October 21 & 28, 2022

November 10 & 17, 2022

December 9 & 16, 2022

January 20 & 27, 2023

February 17 & 24, 2023

March 24 & 31, 2023

April 14 & 21, 2023

May 12 & 19, 2023

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, [email protected]


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/=

VCHS Project Backpack Advisor
[email protected]
740-596-5258 ext. 257

Donations should be sent to:
Vinton County High School
ATTN: Amy Ward/Project Backpack 
63910 US HWY 50
McArthur, OH  45651 
Checks should be made payable to VCHS Project Backpack 
THANK YOU to the following generous donors: 
General Mills
Hopewell Health Center
Lost and Found Worship Center
Knox Trucking
Club Vinton
Jerry's Do It Center
Jackson/Vinton Farm Bureau
United Methodist Women
Adelman & Clark
Montgomery Trucking
Marilyn Braden
FOE # 2279
Mason's Autobody
Toro Loco
Care United Methodist Outreach
AMVETS Post #84
Ohio Valley Bank
Ross County Banking Center
R & C Quickstop
Vinton County National Bank
VCHS Teachers 
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