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Assisting Hungry Youth in Brookings County with easy to prepare weekend meals and snacks year round.

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Our Mission

The Brookings Backpack Project assists children and youth in Brookings County SD, who may not have enough food to eat at home by providing them with easy-to-prepare weekend meals and snacks throughout the year.

By helping to sustain these children, we seek not only to help meet their nutritional needs but also to promote their physical, cognitive and social development and to enhance their overall sense of well-being.

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Feeding America reports the children in families suffering from food insecurity:

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    Have increased potential for long term consequences

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    Are vulnerable to poor health and stunted development from the earliest stages of life.

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    May have more frequent instances of oral health problems

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    Are prone to poor physical quality of life, which may prevent them from fully engaging in daily activities such as school and social interaction with peers

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    May be at higher risk for behavioral issues and social difficulties

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    May be at greater risk of truancy and school tardiness.

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    May experience increases in an array of behavior problems in school including:

    • Fighting
    • Hyperactivity
    • Aggression
    • Anxiety
    • Mood Swings
    • Bullying
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Brookings Area United Way
Feeding America
Sherwin Williams
Helpline Center
Larson Family Foundation
Brookings Bobcats
Office of Head Start
Sioux Valley Energy
Brookings First Lutheran
Sioux Valley Cossacks

Sponsors United Way
Sponsors Valero
Sponsors Sioux Valley Energy
Sponsors Feeding America
Sponsors Larson Family Foundation
Sponsors Touchdown Jesus
Sponsors Sherwin Williams
Sponsors Hyvee
Sponsors 3m
Sponsors Helpline Center
Sponsors Brookings School District
Sponsors Sioux Valley Cossacks
Sponsors Arby's
Sponsors Offiec Of Head Start
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