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Ankeny BackPack Buddies Program

Address
Ankeny
IA 50021
UNITED STATES
515-559-4694
  
Contact
Julie Stoneburner, Sue Smith and Kerry Walter-Ashby
  
County
Polk
  
Organization Type
Community Based
Educational/School
 

Contacts:

Ankeny Community Schools:
Ankeny Schools Special Programs
     Julie Stoneburner
          julie.stoneburner@ankenyschools.org 
          515-289-8986
     Sue Smith
          sue.smith@ankenyschools.org

Community Volunteer:
     Kerry Walter-Ashby
          rioashby@gmail.com

Description:

Coordinated by Ms. Kandi Hensel of Ankeny Community Schools, the Ankeny BackPack Buddies Program is part of the Food Bank of Iowa's BackPack Program. Local volunteer groups oversee food pick-up, transport, and placing into bags food items then provided confidentially to 200 elementary students who are at risk for chronic hunger/food insecurity.

How to Help:

Monetary donations (checks payable to Food Bank of Iowa with memo line reading Ankeny BackPack Buddies) may be sent to Ankeny BackPack Buddies, PO Box 411, Ankeny, IA 50021. Food drives to collect nonperishable food items may be held to benefit the Food Bank. 

Volunteers may contact Kandi Hensel at kandi.hensel@ankenyschools.org or Kerry Walter-Ashby at rioashby@gmail.com.

Kandi and Kerry are also available to speak to area organizations about the Ankeny BackPack Buddies Program. Iowans are encouraged to contact them directly for more information about the Ankeny BackPack Buddies Program or to schedule a speaking visit.

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