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Fuel Up at Perry Harrison School is a backpack food program which provides students with nutritious meals and snacks for weekends and other breaks from school. Families whose children are eligible for the Free and Reduced meal program are encouraged to apply to participate in the Fuel Up program if they feel their children are not getting adequate food at home. The school guidance counselor and social workers select the students to be served. Parent volunteers and other students do not know which students are participating in the program, as bags are filled anonymously and distributed discreetly.   
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Fuel Up “Adopt-A-Bag” Project for Spring Break


Spring is [FINALLY] just around the corner!


Which means it’s time to plan for Spring Break bags for the kids who rely on Fuel Up @ PHS.


What is the Fuel Up "Adopt-a-Bag" Project?


In order to provide enough food for the 10-day Spring Break for each of the 35 children who participate in Fuel Up @ PHS, we provide a list of shelf-stable items and ask members of the community to shop for those items for a specific child. While people won’t know the child's name, they will know whether they are shopping for a boy or a girl and which grade the child is in.  Many of our previous “adopt-a-bag” sponsors who participated in this project for the winter holidays have said that this is a great service project for their families.  J

How Can I Participate?

 •If you'd like to "adopt" a bag (or three), please send an e-mail to Jennifer Buckmire: gaganbuck @ hotmail.com. I'll send you a note telling you the "Fuel Up number," gender and grade of the child(ren) whose box(es) you've "adopted," along with a detailed shopping list.

•You simply shop for the items on the list, label brown paper grocery bags containing the items on the list with your adoptee's Fuel Up number, and drop them off at Perry Harrison School between 8:00-10:00am on Friday, March 27th.   (If this is a hardship, just contact Jen directly and I’ll be happy to make special arrangements.)

•If you would like to participate, but you're not able to shop for the food items yourself, another volunteer will be happy to do the shopping for you! Simply write a check to "Fuel Up at PHS" with "Spring Break Bag" on the memo line (The cost per bag is approximately $50). Checks can be dropped off at Perry Harrison School's office or sent to school in an envelope marked "For Fuel Up."

•The approximate cost of the food on the list is $50.00.

Thank you so much for your continued support of Fuel Up @ Perry Harrison School!



Volunteer Opportunities for 2014 - 2015 
    If you are interested in volunteering on the Fuel Up committee, we need people willing to help set up on campus (days of the week and timeframes are flexible, pending training and discussion with Fuel Up coordinator) or to pack bags (on campus) from 8:00-9:30 on Wednesday mornings or distribute bags to teachers 2:35-3:05 on Wednesday afternoons. You could volunteer weekly, once a month, or just occasionally. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Jennifer Buckmire - gaganbuck(at)hotmail.com


      Supported by the Carolina Meadows Community Grants Program, the Galloway Ridge Charitable Fund, area churches, Scout Troops, and private donations.
      Fuel Up at Perry Harrison School is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization
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