Dundee Community Schools is happy to announce we have started a Backpack Brigade program. The Dundee Backpack Brigade exists to provide a supplemental food source on weekends for children in need throughout the Dundee Community School District. Each week during the school year, volunteers fill backpacks with practical kid friendly foods; including canned fruit and vegetables, macaroni and cheese, soup, and shelf-stable milk and juice. Those backpacks are then delivered to the classroom, or students can pick them up at the end of the day. The students return the backpacks on Mondays, tp be refilled for the following weekend. Programs like ours have been shown to increase attendance, decrease behavior problems, improve concentration abilities and improved academic achievement. Teachers are increasingly concerned at the growing number of students arriving to school each Monday morning, hungry. This is where we come in. The Dundee Backpack Brigade helps provide every student with essential supplies to have a successful education. If you are in need of supplemental food for the weekend, please see the attachment below to sign up.
The Wellness Committee has recently updated our policy. Please see the link below for more information.