The Minot Backpack Buddies Program is a partnership between The Welcome Table of Minot, Souris Valley United Way and Minot State University. The program will provide nonperishable food to children (grades k-5) who are at risk of hunger on weekends. The program is run by volunteers and sustained by donations from community members, grants, and foundations.
Project Inspiration: The week before Thanksgiving, one of the studnets at a local Minot elementary school told his friends he hated long weekends because he didn't have anything to eat at home and he didn't want to be hungry. Children should not have to worry about where their next meal is coming from.