Teacher Recognition Event

Teacher appreciation event

Pictured above: Angie Thorell and Kara Plumb organized the BackPack Teacher Appreciation event.

Foodies hit the road in May to deliver 116 gifts of appreciation to every Omaha metro school that participates in the Food Bank’s BackPack Program. These deliveries were timed to correspond with National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Without the support of these teachers and social workers, the mission of the BackPack Program would not be possible. The BackPack Program launched in 2006 and is one of the many programs the Food Bank supports to fight childhood hunger. It costs the Food Bank $164 to sponsor one child for the school year. This program supported 8,357 children during the 2022-2023 school year alone!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this important appreciation event!