The Backpack Crew

because you can't be awesome when you're hungry....

The Backpack Crew gets a visit from Matt Ryan 943 The Point DJ!

DJ Matt Ryan came to visit us as part of his "Pay it Forward" program.  He learned about our program and volunteered his time by packing backpacks and unpacking a Bumblebee Seafoods delivery!  Read more about it here:  

http://943thepoint.com/meet-the-backpack-crew/

 

Small Steps To Eliminate Hunger In Our Schools

By John Burton

MIDDLETOWN – For the community at large, hunger can be silent, unseen, but still very much a part of the community. But it is very much something that affects lives and has to be addressed.

So found out Keith and Suzanne Dice, a young Middletown couple who have been taking steps to deal with hunger and food insecurity establishing a program they call the Backpack Crew.

The couple has been working as a ministry of the United Methodist Church, 247 Broad St., Red Bank, with the church’s support and assistance.  Continue..

http://trtnj.com/small-steps-to-eliminate-hunger-in-our-schools/

 

There Are Children Going to Bed Hungry at Night Right Here in Middletown. 'Backpack Crew' Wants You to Help..... 

A private program in an undisclosed Middletown school shows how much families are struggling to eat right here in Middletown, founder says.  Continue...

http://patch.com/new-jersey/middletown-nj/private-program-shows-families-struggling-eat-right-here-middletown