John W. Tolbert proudly joins Loudoun County in the Backpack Coalition Program
Did you know that in Loudoun County alone, there are approximately 11,330 children that are food insecure? Food insecure is "the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food." Last school year, 1 in 6 Loudoun County school children qualified for free or reduced-price school lunches. What happens to these children when they go home for the weekend?If you feel your family is in need of assistance from the Backpack Coalition, please contact our School Counselors, Mrs. Mooney (Michelle.Mooney@lcps.org.) or Mrs. McCauley (Stevie.McCauley@lcps.org).
HELP FILL A BACKPACK!!
Here are some ways you can help support this program:
- By making a food contribution (drop-off box located in the lobby at school)
- By donating a grocery store gift card
- By making a financial contribution (checks made payable to Tolbert Elementary with “Backpack Coalition” in the memo)
Backpack Coalition Preferred Items
Cups of ravioli, beefaroni or spaghetti
Canned tuna or chicken
Cheese/peanut butter crackers
Easy macaroni and cheese
Cereal (individual sized boxes)
Granola or cereal bars
Raisins, nuts, trail mix
Fruit cups, pudding, applesauce
Shelf milk (white or chocolate)
100% Juice boxesThank You!
By donating any of our option items you are supporting the Backpack Coalition at Tolbert Elementary.