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October 2018

A great big thanks to Gretchen Alaniz for donating $250 to purchase bins!!

Come check out our scarecrow at Wilson Barn

You can now follow us on Instagram at

@BIAB_LIVONIA

Thank you Laura Buda for paying for our PO Box this year, thanks for the continuous support even after you’ve left the committee!!

Mile City Church just had a food drive for us and raised over 2500 cans for us! We can’t thank you enough, your support has been amazing!!

Exciting News- we’ve moved! A big shout out to  The Way Church  for helping us grow to this point!

A big thank you to XPOLogistics in Ann Arbor for having a fundraiser in our honor and raising over $700.00!

Thank you to Zeal Credit Union for a generous cash donation and a large donation to our cereal drive!

Thank you so much to Bowker Insurance Group by holding a Rally Day and those that allowed them to quote you so we could get a referral fee. Thanks to this event we have a donation of $1200 from them!

In June we completed our last packing for this school year. Thank you so much to all the packing volunteers through out this school year, we couldn’t do it without you!

 

A big THANK YOU goes out to Karen Sangregorio and friends at theLivonia Rec Center. They started off our cereal drive with a bang and contributed over 325 boxes of cereal and a $200 donation.

Thanks to the Citizen Bank branches inLivonia, Plymouth, Canton Twp and Plymouth Twp who recently held a food and cereal drive for us. Over 500 individual food items and 32 boxes of cereal were collected.

We wanted to acknowledge and congratulate Two Men and a Truck for  receiving the Livonia Chamber award for Small Business of the Year. We wouldn’t be able to provide the bags of food to the schools without their help every week, thank you for all you do to support us!!

Blessings in a Backpack-Livonia” is part of the national Blessings in a Backpack program that addresses the problem of childhood hunger. Each week backpacks are packed by volunteers and distributed to the participating Livonia Public School children who are considered “food insecure”.

Currently, we provide eligible children at Cooper Elementary,Garfield Elementary, Grant Elementary, Hayes Elementary, Kennedy Elementary, Randolph Elementary, Rosedale Elementary , Webster Elementary, and Johnson Upper Elementary in Livonia, Michigan with weekend food backpacks during the school year, for a total of 307 children. In the summer, we send home big boxes of cereal in our attempt to answer the need for summertime nutritional assistance. 

In Livonia Public Schools, there are nearly  4,000 students eligible for free or reduced lunches. Many of these children do not receive sufficient meals or nutrition on the weekend either. The unfortunate result is that many students return to school on Mondays tired and hungry and are unable to concentrate or care about their studies. There is still a lot of work for BIAB-Livonia to do!

Blessings in a Backpack – Livonia is run by a group of volunteers from Livonia who form the Steering Committee, and is associated with the national office of Blessings in a Backpack (http://blessingsinabackpack.org/). Meijer Food supplies the food to fill our backpacks at a greatly reduced price. It costs BIAB-Livonia $100 – $110 to feed a child each weekend for a school year.