Bookbags of Love began simplyčteachers found out their students weren’t getting enough to eat on the weekends when they were out of school. There was plenty during the week when they were in school receiving free breakfast and lunches but students were hungry when they came back on Monday morning.
The program began in 2009 with Lebanon School and Blair Road Methodist Church. The bags couldn’t weigh too much and they didn’t want the bags to be marked so everyone knew that the students were having trouble. They started feeding 25 children, and their families sometimes, by the end of the first year. By the end of the 2010 school year, the group was feeding 38 children. Continue reading