Dillard’s Backpack Pals
This is a special program sponsored by Madison Presbyterian Church. Students that are selected for this program receive a backpack filled with food every Friday. It is hoped that the food will be eaten, and more will be wanted for the next weekend.
Every Tuesday a member of Madison Presbyterian Church arrives at Dillard and carries out 30-40 empty student backpacks. Every Thursday, they return loaded down with filled bags of food donated by church members.
Every Friday, children take home an inconspicuous backpack filled with a variety of canned and boxed food items. Every Monday, children return their backpack to the office to be refilled over the week. The program is anonymous and it costs the parents nothing.
Food allergies and sensitivities along with other health issues are considered as each backpack is filled.
This program is another way Dillard and the community are working together to help our students be successful!