Backpack Buddies Parent Survey Natalie Weir Chair – PE&D Fall Conferences Booth near entrance Provided Healthy Snack Do-it-yourself trail mix Interpreters 5 On-Site question survey handed out by teachers Increased access to nutritious foods over weekend Overall parents felt that this program gave their children access to nutritious foods over the weekend # of Responses 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 91.7% 2.8% Yes No 5.6% No Response How the program is helping Parents felt that their children were more excited for school and had better health with this program 25 # of Responses 20 15 10 5 0 Excitement for school Education Feeling healthy Not helped my child Other Is the food provided shared with other family members? Almost 90% of parents indicated that this food is shared with the family 35 30 88.9% # of Responses 25 20 15 10 5 2.8% 8.3% 0 Yes No No Response Other foods wanted Mostly satisfied More fruits and vegetables Less baby food 9 8 7 # of Responses 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Other comments from Survey Thank you, very helpful! “I am thankful to you. My daughter gets very excited about the food” Share what we don’t use with neighbors Assessing Impact Parent perspective This program helps give their children nutritious meals over the weekend The food provided makes their children more excited for school and feel healthier This program not only helps enrolled children, but also other family members Program Standpoint Backpacks with more fruits and vegetables are preferred Helping not just children receiving backpacks, but others as well through sharing Backpack Buddies Updates Brianna Stahlmann Director of Community Outreach Q4 Food Drives Clim-a-Tech Holiday Party 4-5 bins of food collected by their employees 4-5 bins of food collected by sustainers and members $350 donated as well Enough food to pack for two weeks – 300 backpacks for students and 1,200 meals! Year-to-Date 15 Weeks of Food Service 7 Packing Parties, 5 Stock the Shelves 2,250 Backpacks Delivered 9,000 Meals! Coming Up Packing Party @ HQ January 21, 6-8 p.m. Literacy Night @ John A. Johnson Elementary February 6, 5-6:30 p.m. Shifts coming soon! Sustainer Volunteer Events February 8 Two shifts available Questions?