In fact, many children in Brookings dread the end of the school year, because they'll no longer be able to count on eating at least one good meal each weekday in their school cafeteria.
Beginning in summer 2011, BBP assisted as many of these children as possible, age Head Start through 12th grade.
During the summer BBP provides a free weekend supply of kid-friendly meals and snacks to school-age children and youth (Head Start through 12th grade) who otherwise might not have enough to eat at home. The food is given to participating families at the Back Pack Staging Site, located at 225 Second Street South, take the Airport Avenue north and come to the back side of the urology clinic. Pick up is every Thursday from noon until 6 pm.
There is NO eligibility requirement to participate.
If you are a parent or guardian who is struggling to put enough food on your family's table, please consider signing up your child(ren) for BBP Summertime.
How to Sign Up
- Complete a consent form. If school is already out for the summer, get a form at one of the food pick-up sites. List on the form all of your school-age children (Head Start through 12th grade). This information will be shared only with BBP Summertime staff and volunteers.
- Download the form: Summer_Registration_Form_-_2018.docx
- Return form to the school or to the Back Pack Distribution Site at 225 Second Street South, take the Airport Avenue north and come to the back side of the urology clinic.
- Or mail to Brookings Back Pack Project, PO Box 8054, Brookings, SD 57006