2022 PACK THE 'PACK - Supporters donated $56,000 that filled over 5,600 Backpacks with food
2022 Campaign a Resounding Success
The 2022 Pack the 'Pack campaign resulted in $56,000 being donated by clients, employees, vendors, and our community supporters. The four local backpack charities each received $14,000 to purchase food for their local school children and other recipients of their food-filled backpacks. Further below is a list of our partner backpack charities.
What is the Pack the 'Pack program?
While difficult to believe, there is a great need in our local communities regarding food-insecure families. This affects children especially hard. Outside of school, many of our local children do not have access to food, jeopardizing their immediate health and long-term mental development.
BCTCares wants to help provide funds for the necessary food to feed these children during summer break and school-year weekends.
Due to inflationary times, the cost to fill one backpack has risen from $5 to $10, enough to feed one child for two days. That's less than some fast food lunches. Our four backpack charity partners (listed below) find their greatest need is during Summer due to depleted inventories. This is why Pack the 'Pack runs during July and August each year, to help replenish their food inventories to serve summer break needs as well as stocking up for Fall terms. When the campaign rolls around, please consider supporting this effort by providing a monetary donation at any of our local branches or donating online when we make the DONATE NOW buttons available.
Pack the 'Pack charity partners:
BCTCares Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, EIN 87-1550562. Consult your tax adviser regarding possible tax benefits for donations.
In 2021, Over 8,600 Backpacks Filled With Food!
September 2021 - Our first Pack the 'Pack campaign was a resounding success...thanks to YOU! Customers, employees, vendors, and community patrons joined together July 1 through August 31, 2021, to raise $43,000, enough to fill over 8,600 backpacks with food for a weekend. Thanks to everyone who contributed.
In 1871, our company formed through neighbors helping neighbors.
Today, we keep that same spirit alive by reinvesting our time, treasure, and talent back into our communities in many ways such as taking part in food drives or providing aid to local businesses, families, and organizations. More importantly, BCT employees volunteer their personal time to help those in need. In 2019 alone, our employees volunteered at 58 organizations equating to over 1,500 hours.