The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Association is helping support and get the word out about a program for kids in Onalaska. It is called the Backpack Snack Program and is to help needy K-8 school kids have food to eat over the weekend when they are not at school where food is available to them.
Each qualifying child will receive a backpack filled with snacks and food on Friday to take home. On Monday, they return it to school to be filled up again the following Friday.
The following is a list of items we can use to get the backpacks filled (the items don’t have to be name brand):
Chicken Top Ramen
Beef Top Ramen
Quaker Instant Oatmeal
Carnation Instant Breakfast drink mix
Nutrigrain Breakfast bars
Instant Mac n Cheese
Quaker Chewy granola bars
Stretch Island Fruit Co. fruit leather strip
Tree top fruit chews
Del Monte fruit cup
Annie’s homegrown cracker/cookie
Austin’s cracker (peanut butter/cheese)
Capri Sun Juice
Any other nonperishable nutritious items that a child would enjoy
We are also accepting backpacks in new or great condition.
ITEMS CAN BE DONATED IN THE COLLECTION BOX at the Sheriff’s Office, the Pizza Grill in Onalaska, or Onalaska School District Office.
Items donated to the Sheriff’s Office will be delivered to Onalaska School District at the end of the month.
Cash donations are also being accepted.
Thank you for your support!