Organizations Fighting Hunger
Ankeny BackPack Buddies Program
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.
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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