“Backpack” Weekend Meals Program
Lapeer Sunrise Kiwanis has sponsored the “Backpack” Weekend Meals Program for over seven years. The "Backpack" program provides nutritious food every weekend during the school year for over 200 children at two Lapeer elementary schools. The program's name comes from the fact that each child's food is provided in a backpack that the child takes home with them each weekend. Without the “Backpack” program, these children might otherwise go hungry. As a result of the "Backpack" program, students have shown improved behavior and a greater ability to focus on their studies.
The Lapeer Sunrise Kiwanis is a 501c3 charitable foundation. Donations made to the Foundation may be tax deductible.