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 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!
BMAC Food Bank Recieves $34,500 from Walla Walla Valley Wineries, Businesses
The 9th Annual Barrel Full of Money Fundraiser for the BMAC Food Bank was our most sucessful yet! Read the press release here.
Bridge the Hunger Gap With a Friday Backpack!
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.