Serving Kids in Need With The Backpack Brigade

The Private Ocean team rolled up their sleeves last week and volunteered at Backpack Brigade, which serves the Seattle area and helps provide weekend hunger bags for children in need.

From their website: Backpack Brigade was founded in 2014, when volunteers were surprised to learn that a significant number of Seattle school children face hunger each weekend. Many displaced students rely solely on the free breakfasts and lunches they receive at school, so weekends and breaks leave them without a reliable source of food. Every Friday during the school year, volunteers pack bags of nutritious, easy-to-eat food and drop them at area K-8 schools, where they are distributed to students in need. In addition, boxes of healthy snacks are delivered to area high schools for hungry older teens. Powered by volunteers and strengthened through donations, Backpack Brigade aims to provide better food to more of Seattle’s hungry children each weekend.

The Private Ocean team packed 755 total bags of food for kids in one day! Thank you to Nichelle, the founder of Backpack Brigade, for letting us lend a hand and providing us with a truly amazing experience.

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