Over 200 volunteers make what we do possible. Each school has loving individuals who identify the children in need food, pick up food from their local Grocery Outlet Bargain Market , manage storage and fill backpacks each week! Our five Board members keep us on track and a long list of Partners provide the funding that buys the food.
Our roots go back to our first food drive at Mountain Park Church. We served 25 students at Sitton Elementary after learning there were children stuffing tater-tots in their pockets from their school lunch, so they would have food to eat over the weekend! As of January 2020 we are active in 49 schools with 2,100 children receiving food. It is our belief that we were "called" to do this work and that God provides all we receive.
We strive to continually raise the awareness, that for a wide variety of reasons, hundreds of children in our communities do not have an adequate supply of food. Our goal is to serve as many of them as we can. We have created a low cost efficient way to insure they have weekend nourishment during the school year. Over 97% of our funding is used to purchase food. We know we cannot change the world but we do know we are a world of change to the children we serve.
When Michael and Janet Huber discovered kids in NW Oregon were stuffing tater tots in their pockets at lunch to take home on the weekends, they started Take Action INC to feed kids in their community. Now, they’re joining forces with Blessings in a Backpack and Take Action INC will become the Blessings in a Backpack Northwest Oregon Chapter.
Click here to read more about how Take Action INC and Blessings in a Backpack are feeding kids together.