Brookings Area United Way Awards Funding to BBP
The Brookings Backpack Project has been awarded a $16,500 grant by the Brookings Area United Way. BBP is one of more than 40 nonprofit organizations throughout Brookings County chosen to receive funding after an extremely successful United Way campaign, which exceeded its goal of raising $525,000 for 2009-10.
"The BBP Team is extraordinarily grateful for United Way's generous support," said Susan Rosen, a co-coordinator of BBP. "With this funding we will be able to serve a greater number of children next year. We will also be able to gradually increase the nutritional value of the food we distribute. The healthier the food, the greater our expense, but the children are worth it."
BBP currently serves 233 children and youth in Brookings.