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New Partnership With Central Kitsap Food Backpacks 4 Kids & Our Featured “Rising Star” Of The Month

Updated: May 3, 2023

We have such an amazing group of youth on our Kidzz Helping Kidzz Advisory Board! They are unstoppable in their civic leadership as they strive to make a difference for kids in need.

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Each month we are featuring one child as a “Rising Star”. For April, our Rising Star award goes to Chloe.

As you may recall from our post last month about food insecurity, Chloe decided to support Kidzz Helping Kidzz by leading a toy drive at her school in the month of February.

Rising Star Awarded to Chloe (4-2023)

Chloe gave a presentation to her entire school about Kidzz Helping Kidzz and how they could support our important work.

This month Chloe continued her passion to help kids in need by bringing one of our Kidzz Helping Kidzz toy collection boxes to her Girl Scout troop.

Chloe is such an amazing leader! Here is a short video of her sharing how Kidzz Helping Kidzz has brought value to her life.

Chloe, we thank you for your commitment to improving the lives of other kids in need!

April has been an exciting month for us. Kidzz Helping Kidzz started a new partnership with a food backpack for kids program this month named Central Kitsap Food Backpacks 4 Kids.

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Similar to the way we help Bremerton Backpack Brigade, the Central Kitsap Food Backpacks 4 Kids program provides supplemental meals each weekend during the school year to students and families of the Central Kitsap School District who are suffering from food insecurity.

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The Central Kitsap Food Backpacks 4 Kids program sends home over 6,000 supplemental meals to low income families during a school year.

Within the Central Kitsap School District, the Central Kitsap Food Backpacks 4 Kids program helps 11 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and one secondary school by sending home approximately 309 bags to 215 families.

Here is a short video from DeeAnne, Volunteer Coordinator sharing a bit about this amazing organization.

Individuals and organizations in the community who donate food benefit all of the schools that participate in receiving bags of food, including the food drives when there’s current events for kids.

Today, our Kidzz Helping Kidzz Advisory Board helped pack 309 bags filled with kid friendly food from food drive donations, including cereal, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, beans, juice and more.

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Each week the food backpack “bags” are packed by volunteers and delivered to the schools on Friday morning so families don’t suffer from food insecurity over the weekend.

DeeAnne shared that in the past, some middle school students were teased about receiving the bags filled with food, so these families now come-in to the CKFB food pantry once a month and receive one large box of donated food.

We are grateful for the amazing work of volunteers like DeeAnne (and Morgan pictured below) who help write grants to support this wonderful organization.

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Kidzz Helping Kidzz will continue our partnership with the Central Kitsap Food Backpacks 4 Kids program, by packing the 309 bags of donated food for the 215 families in Kitsap County who are in need of assistance, one day out of the month.

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If you feel like food insecurity shouldn’t exist in our community and can spare one day out of the month too, we encourage you to get involved with helping feed the hungry families in the Central Kitsap School District.

You can also contact us here if you just want to tag-along with us to volunteer, too.

Thank you! Feel free to leave a comment below...

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