St. Paul's BackPack Program

The Back Pack Program:

 Feeds 191 children over weekends and school vacations. Includes 414 emergency meals provided during summer school vacation.

The bags are packed by community and church volunteers and are delivered to the schools in Stratford, Groveton, Stark, Lancaster, Jefferson and Whitefield for distribution. The average cost for this program is $6.75 per student per week which includes non-perishable food items and a milk voucher for 1/2 gallon of milk.  This project is funded by the  Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, NH Episcopal Church, Roman Catholic Diocese, various local business and civic organizations as well as private individual donations.

Overview of service provided during 2017 school year:

Meal                                                      Servings Provided

Breakfasts                                                            24,758

Lunches                                                               28,228


Total Meals                                                         52,986

Snacks                                                    24,243

Juice Drinks                                           11,190

Fresh Fruit                                             5,321

Canned Veg 678

1/2 Gal. Milk Vouchers                                      4,262