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Activities for Kids in Kankakee County…When There's Nothing to Do!

 
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The Kankakee-Iroquois HELP Network is a comprehensive community information system designed to connect the residents of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties, in east central Illinois, with government agencies, publicly financed human services and non-profit organizations.
 
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Kankakee County Community Services, Inc. (KCCSI) has been meeting the needs of families and individuals in crisis since 1986 by giving them accommodations through shelter vouchers for the homeless in area motels, rental and mortgage assistance; utility (gas and light) assistance, energy conservation (weatherization), senior nutrition, in addition to transitional sheltering, affordable housing and crisis intervention.
Blessings in a Backpack - River Valley Communities
Providing Weekend Nourishment to School Children on the Federal Free and Reduced Meal Program

Typical Backpack Food Items

The backpacks, distributed weekly, include ready-to-eat, kid-friendly, nutritious, non-perishable and easy-to-prepare food items such as granola bars, peanut butter, tuna, cereal, crackers, mac & cheese, juice boxes, etc.

Nourished Kids Ready to Learn
Students who participate in the Blessings in a Backpack program show marked improvement in school attendance, test scores, behavior, and health. Food is an essential building block, and in this case truly is a blessing, especially to a hungry child!

How You May Be Involved
Volunteers are needed to help pack the bags, distribute the bags to the schools, pick up grocery orders, stock and organize the pantry, help with fundraising and creating public awareness.

To Get Involved Contact:

Teri Bushey (815) 939-4433 or (815) 922-4472
Email: BIBRVC@gmail.com

SERVING 200 STUDENTS FROM

Kankakee Public Schools
Lafayette & Steuben Elementary Schools
Kennedy & ML King Middle Schools

Bourbonnais Elementary Schools
Alan Shepard & Shabbona Elementary Schools
Liberty Intermediate School & BUGC

CONTRIBUTIONS $100 = 1 Student /School-year
Payable to: 
Blessings in a Backpack

Mail to: Blessings in a Backpack
PO BOX 403
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
OR Donate Online at www.blessingsinabackpack.org
Important – Write In Memo/Comments: River Valley Communities IL


100% of all monies raised go directly to food purchased for distribution locally.
Donations are Tax Deductible.
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