Food for Kids Backpack Program





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Oak Forest

Total Budget: $4,000

Area of Focus: Maternal and child health

Activity Type: Health: General

Summary: Provide 60+ students aged 4-6 with supplemental food items each weekend throughout the school year.

We have identified that over 40% of students in our local schools are eligible for reduced or free lunch programs. We would like to provide a bag for as many of these students as possible to be sent home with them on Friday so that they can return to school on Monday ready to learn instead of ready for a meal. This will increase overall health, focus at school, and more.

At least 10 members of the club will be involved and over 50 volunteers from around the community.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Oak Forest

Primary Contact: Elizabeth Lewitke

Email: elewitke30@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Oak Forest (6450)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries


by Bill Zerinskas

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Bill Zerinskas

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Elizabeth Lewitke

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Elizabeth Lewitke

System Entry: Project signed by Elizabeth Lewitke.


by Bill Zerinskas

Project will begin in September once schools are back in session. Please proceed with approval of the project. Thank you so much.

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