Profound gratitude from the Backpack Program at Friends of Forgotten Children goes to the following donors: Rotary International and Capitol Sunrise Rotary for their $4000 matching grant and to Franklin Savings Bank Fund for Community Advancement for their $2500 grant to bring 37 students in Boscawen into the program; and to Lincoln Financial Foundation for a $2000 grant. Thanks for individual support goes to a generous anonymous donor for providing the resources for the year for four children in Salisbury; to local residents for providing support for five students in Webster; to NE Accountability LLC and Capitol City Sunrise Rotary for donations of $500 or more; to the Hannaford Bags 4 My Cause Program for their support; to Hannaford, Concord, for their donation of bags for the year; to Wendy Follansbee, Elizabeth Hodgdon, the Greater Concord Interfaith Council, Dr. Soheila Degieux, Linda Karr, Fran Philippe, Sharon St. Onge, Sean and Stephanie Wheeler, Kathleen Beliveau, Edwina Czajkowski, Marylin & Dewitt Davis, Pauline Lacasse and Dorean Kimball for their donations.
The Backpack Program at Friends of Forgotten Children is nearing the end of its second year of providing needed nutritious weekend food for children in the Merrimack Valley School District. The Program began in March of 2017 with 30 children in Penacook and thanks to these generous grants and donations, we have been able to expand our program to include more children in more schools in the Merrimack Valley School District.
Photo: Michael Dunn of the Capital City Sunrise Rotary Club presenting 50/50 Rotary District Grant to Fran Philippe, Coordinator of The Backpack Program