There are children in Navarro ISD that go home to an empty refrigerator? It’s true. As teachers at Navarro Elementary we have unfortunately seen it firsthand. Some of these children eat breakfast and lunch at school and those might be the only meals that they get. If they are late to school and don’t tell their teacher that they haven’t had breakfast then they have not had anything to eat since lunch the day before….and we want them to learn to read and comprehend and multiply and divide?
So, the big question is, how are we going to fix this? We already have a plan, we just need your help! We are implementing a backpack program. We will start with 10 families in our district. Every Friday, that child will take home a backpack full of nutritious items that will provide them nourishment through the weekend.
Items needed are listed below. If you are unable to provide these items, but would be willing to send a monetary donation, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this. If you find yourself able to help, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Panthers Feeding Panthers
Items needed for backpacks
Capri suns or juice boxes
Peanut butter crackers
Tuna fish (packets, not cans)
Cereal (small boxes or big boxes)
Basically, we are looking for anything non-perishable, that doesn’t have to be opened with a can opener or have to be cooked