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S-O schools offering Pantry and BackPack Program

The Sibley-Ocheyedan Central School District has a Pantry and BackPack Program again this school year.

Information will be kept confidential and there is no financial qualification required. There are Google forms for anyone interested in one or both of the programs.

The Food Bank of Iowa’s BackPack Program is designed to increase access to easy-to-prepare, single servings of food to school-aged children on weekends when school breakfast and lunch is not offered. The Food Bank of Iowa and Sibley-Ocheyedan district invite children to participate. Every Friday, participating children will receive a sack filled with kid-friendly foods. There is no fee for participating in the program. Families are only asked to provide feedback on the program by filling out annual surveys sent home with their child.

The program will operate through the 2022-2023 school year. It’s noted that peanut butter and other products containing food allergens may be included. If a child has food allergies, it is his/her responsibility to avoid eating those food items.

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