(FOX Providence) - Many people set out making New Year's resolutions to better themselves, but this year, why not help those in need in your own community as a resolution.
Dory Faxon from Blessings in a Backpack joined The Rhode Show to talk more about a local program that is helping underprivileged children living in Providence.
"What the program does is it sends kids home on the weekend during the school year, with a backpack full of food staples. And we're in three schools right now," said Faxon.
Typical Backpack Food Items
The backpacks include ready-to-eat food items such as granola bars, peanut butter, tuna, crackers, mac & cheese, cereal, juice boxes, etc. Blessings in a Backpack reviews its standard menu with a nutritionist annually to make sure the food is kid-friendly, nutritious, non-perishable and easy-to-prepare. Please be aware, most of these kids live in a world where some food is better than no food.
The backpack costs $80, and that covers the cost for one child in a school year.
"It's a big impact for not a lot of money," said Faxon.
On January 8, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, a multi-generational event is taking place for women. At the event, women can purchase an Alex and Ani bracelet where proceeds will benefit Blessings in a Backpack.
About the event:
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
Eat lunch, shop the Alex and Ani Bangle Bar
Music by DJ Nook • Dancing • Live Auction • Raffle
Special performance by the up and coming teen band Girls Nite Out!
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