Volunteer of the Month

Brookings Backpack Project drivers honored

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BROOKINGS — The Brookings Area United Way’s Volunteer United program recently announced that the Brookings Backpack Project drivers have received the March 2024 Volunteer of the Month honotr, an area-wide award program sponsored by First Bank & Trust.

The Brookings Backpack Project drivers help deliver nearly 500 bags of food to schools within Brookings County each week. Bags are delivered to all schools within Brookings, Elkton, and Volga to help ensure that kids have access to food over the weekend.

The drivers deliver regardless of weather conditions and adjust their schedules when delivery is required early due to early releases or no school days.

The delivery drivers have helped the Brookings Backpack Project become what it is today.

These drivers further the mission and understand the importance of the children receiving nutritious food over the weekends. The drivers and all the Brookings Backpack Project volunteers are crucial to filling the need and meeting the organization’s mission.

If you are interested in volunteering with Brookings Backpack Project or learning moremnabout the organization, email volunteersbbp@gmail.com or visit their website here.