The BOLD Backpack Program is ready to launch for this school year. Parents should be receiving the introduction letter in their packets from the school. We will be filling our backpacks soon for the first time. There will be need of volunteers and volunteer groups as the filling of the backpacks is a weekly event. If you are involved with a group or would like to volunteer yourself, please contact me (523-1785) or smhilgert@gmail and I will get you aligned with the correct contact people. The BOLD Backpack Program will distribute up to 35 backpacks to the BOLD Elementary and Head Start students each week. This will be done on Thursdays or Fridays to help supply food over the weekend for students in need. Students must sign up for the program. The only qualification is that the student must attend the BOLD School. Our school has 53% of the students on free or reduced lunch, so there is a need. The BOLD Backpack Program is still in need of funds. If you or your organization is interested in contributing please contact either Betsy Hennen or myself. We would be delighted to share the information about this wonderful initiative for our community. I am so honored to be a member of this group. The whole project has been so enthusiastically embraced by our communities it illustrates to me the generous spirit of our area.