COVID-19 created a difficult 15 months for all of us.  Despite initial food shortages, limits on the number of items allowed for purchase and social distancing challenges, River Valley School District Blessings in a Backpack completed its eighth year.

This program would not be possible without the generous financial support of individual donors and especially The Pokagon Fund. We are most grateful to Dr. Linnea Berg, Connie Dziepak and Robert Wagner who packed food each week during the pandemic and Mr. Bertrand’s science students for their after-school help.

We provide food to children in need each weekend through the academic year. For more information about the program, please visit or call (269) 756-9812. 

Vickie Wagner

Program Coordinator

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