The Shaler Rotary club secured a matching grant and donated $5000 to the Shaler Area Backpack Initiative. This program was established to assist district students and their siblings in need of weekend food supplies. It was established in 2014 at the Shaler Area Middle School.
Each family participating in this program receives a bag packed with child-friendly, single-serving snacks and easily prepared meals each Friday. Items sent home each weekend will vary but will inlcude breakfast, lunch and snack items. There are no eligibility requirements for participating in this program other than completing and returning the enrollment form.
This program is funded from donations and collect donated food items and money throughout the year to sustain the program.
For more information about the Shaler Area Backpack Initiative, please see the quick links. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.