Patty’s Birthday Fundraiser Supporting BrainPower
BrainPower -- providing more than 10 years of hunger relief in District 191!
In 2008, BrainPower in a Backpack started at one elementary school in ISD 191 with only 40 weekend food packages distributed weekly during the school year. Today, BrainPower plans to distribute 800 plus weekend food packages each week during the school year at all preschool, elementary and middle school locations serving students in Pre-K to 8th Grade. Help us continue BrainPower’s success with an online donation.
What Is BrainPower in a BackPack?
BrainPower in a BackPack is an ISD 191 student volunteer project done in conjunction with ISD 191 Community Education. BrainPower is funded solely through monetary donations and food drives. Burnsville high school students pack weekend food packages for preschool, elementary and middle school students throughout the district whose families struggle to put enough food on the table.
BrainPower also includes two additional hunger relief programs: 191 Community Pantry and 191 Fresh Produce Distribution. The Pantry is available all year to community members and families via a bi-monthly distribution the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at Diamondhead Education Center; Fresh Produce Distribution is available July - October on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at Diamondhead.
How Does BrainPower in a BackPack Work?
During the school year, BrainPower plans to provide more than 800 students with a bag of food each week. These bags will include at least four meals and two snacks.
The food BrainPower provides is kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare and nutritious requiring no refrigeration Students are involved in food drives and various aspects of fund raising. This year, ISD 191 BEST students are helping with the Thursday food packs. BEST students are also providing delivery services to two of the three middle school locations.
BrainPower's Top 10 Favorite Food Items -- sponsor a case today!!!
Sponsor a BrainPower pack for 600 students = $2,000
BOWLS FOR BRAINPOWER
During the school year, BHS high students and community members also make bowls for the annual Bowls for BrainPower fundraiser in support of BrainPower. For more information on BOWLS please email us or visit the Bowls Website at: Bowls for BrainPower Website
This project benefits people in several ways:
We are very grateful that our community has embraced this project to improve the learning experience for these children.
BrainPower in a BackPack
Bowls for BrainPower; 191 Community Pantry
NCES ID Number
Health, Children & Family, Community, Humanitarian Aid, Volunteer
Address600 East Highway 13