Sanford Backpack Program Penny Drive

For the past month, MCS PTA has been hosting a penny drive to collect money and raise awareness for the Sanford Backpack Program. During this month, the families in our school community came through with flying colors! After counting many penny filled baggies, we delivered our donation of $302.70!!! Thanks to our very generous families! The money raised will help feed several of our neighbors and friends.

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Did you know:
-Children in our community don’t always know where their next meal is coming from
-More than 60% of Sanford’s children qualify for free or reduced meals at school
-1 out of every 4 children in Maine don’t know where their next meal is coming from
-When kids are hungry their ability to learn is negatively impacted
-At the end of the last school year, the Sanford Backpack Program was serving roughly 160 children a week
-During the 2014/2015 school year, the Backpack Program sent about 5,000 food filled backpacks home
-The backpack Program expects to send home about 6,000 backpacks during the 2015/2016 school year

Thanks again to all our very generous and thoughtful families!

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