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2018 Backpack Check Acceptance Blue Mtn Community Church


 In December, leaders of Blue Mountain Community Church brought the need of our Backpack Bridge program to their congregation. The Backpack Bridge allows us to fund weekend meal backpacks for food insecure children - essentially bridging the hunger gap between school and home. This church's community engagement and generous spirit produced a donation of $12,282, which will help serve 76 children for the entire 2017-2018 school year.

By advocating for these children, they have given more than weekend meals - they have given the gifts of stability, peace of mind and hope. Talk about great community action. A big thanks to Blue Mountain Community Church!

Walla Walla Noon Rotary fundraisers a community help

Walla Walla Rotary Club members donated $3,000 during their "Small Trees, Big Impact" silent auction in December. While the check states $2,980, a last minute $20 donation was recieved to reach the 3K mark. With each dollar raised, BMAC can convert that into $6 in food assistance. This $3,000 donation makes a substaintial impact and will help us deliver approximatly 16,000 meals to the community. Thank you to the great folks at Walla Walla Rotery Club!

Bridge the Hunger Gap With a Friday Backpack!
Backpack Bridge September 30

Click here to read the Union-Bulletin article about the Backpack Bridge event.

How you can be engaged:

  • Watch for information about Mr. Whitman activities through the month of October including two bag building events on Whitman College Campus and the Mr. Whitman Pageant on November 4th. Mr. Whitman is a fundraiser of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority on Whitman Campus. They have selected the Backpack Bridge project as their charity this year.
  • Sponsor one of eight Bag Building Events where you recruit 25-30 people to come together and build a month’s worth (2,000) of food bags.
  • Volunteer to transport food bags to a Walla Walla Valley elementary school.

About the Backpack Program:

For a challenging and rewarding opportunity in volunteer service, become a certified Long-Term Ombuds. Volunteer ombuds advocate for residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult family homes. These volunteers contribute to higher levels of care and a better quality of life for residents. They help residents resolve concerns and complaints, help residents learn about their rights and make referrals to services in the community.

Volunteers receive 32 hours of training to become state certified Long-Term Care Ombuds. Training sessions are scheduled on an ongoing basis. For an application or more information, contact Elizabeth Claridge by phone at (509) 520-5162 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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