Project Backpack Program
According to Food Network Yukon (FNY) “Food security continues to be an urgent topic for the Territory both in terms of emergency food provision and the need for long-term strategy to address food insecurity and sovereignty across Yukon.” The Boys & Girls Club of Yukon in partnership with President Choice’s Children’s Charity, Whitehorse Food Bank and Boys & Girls Club of Canada, we are excited to announce the release of our Project Backpack Program. The program will run from October 26th, 2018 to December 21, 2018 and again from January 11th, 2019 to February 1st, 2019.
Project Backpack is designed to help reduce food insecurity for young people and their families. Once a week, five families in Carcross, and fifteen families in Whitehorse are given a food-filled backpack to bring home. The backpack is filled with nutritious food that they can easily assemble into healthy meals over the weekend or during time periods when Clubs or schools are unable to provide meals.
Participants will have their backpacks delivered to the schools on Friday, if Friday is a Pro D day it will switch to Thursday or the last day of school for the week. The backpacks will be picked up again the following week.