OST is pleased to offer the “Feed A Child” program which supports the Foodbank of Virginia’s Backpack Program. This program provides food to over 3,000 school children in 49 elementary schools in Hampton Roads. The schools estimate that there are 80,000 elementary students in need of food assistance.
Our goal for the school year is to sponsor 35 elementary children from Chesterfield Academy Elementary School in Norfolk. Each selected child will receive a backpack full of non-perishable grocery items every other Friday during the school year to ensure that the child has something to eat over the weekend. The Foodbank provides the food items, we sort and pack the bags once a month, and then deliver them to the school for distribution.
Help us reach our goal of feeding 35 Chesterfield School children by sponsoring a child! A $108 contribution adopts 1 child for a WHOLE SCHOOL YEAR! Donations can be sent to OST along with a note indicating that you would like to be a “Feed A Child” sponsor or you can donate online by clicking the link below.
The backpacks & food are given to children who qualify for free lunches. These backpacks help fill the weekend “gap.”
Look for our poster at Temple that will be tracking our progress towards our goal.