Tuesday, June 14, 2011

FYP Backs the Carenet Weekend Backpack Program

Franklin Young Professionals has teamed up with Macon County CareNet and our local schools to help fight child hunger in our community. Every week hundreds of students in Macon County go home to little or no food on the weekends.  The weekend backpack program involves sending these students home with easy to prepare food on Fridays to help them get through the weekend until they have school lunches available during the week.  FYP has stepped up to help CareNet acquire the food necessary to feed these hungry kids.  We have challenged each of our members to collect enough food for at least 5 kids each month, which will support a minimum of 150 students each month.  The program is continuing through the summer for the first time this year and CareNet needs all the help it can get to help out the youth in this community.

If you are interested in helping out our cause or if you would like to hear more about our group or the Weekend Backpack Program please contact an FYP member or email us at fyp28734@gmail.com.