Loudoun County, Va. (August 25, 2014) – Lucketts Elementary Principal Carolyn Clement received a $5,600 check from Leesburg Moose on August 4, 2014, in support of the Loudoun County Schools (LCPS) Backpack Coalition Program.
In addition, 100WomenStrong of Loudoun County provided a $5,600 check to match the donation.
The Backpack Coalition Program, a new LCPS program in the Office of Outreach supports existing BackPack Buddies programs and helps set up a program for a school in need.
Leesburg Moose and the matching funds by 100WomenStrong will allow a new program to be set up at Lucketts Elementary serving approximately 60 students in need of food on the weekends and holidays.
The Backpack Coalition program is partnering with the Loudoun Education Foundation, in concert with 100WomenStrong, Loudoun Interfaith Relief and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, to raise at least $200,000 during the summer fund drive to support approximately 16,000 Loudoun County children who are food insecure.
To learn more about the Backpack Coalition program, please reach out to LCPS Backpack Coalition Program Coordinator Barbara Mendoza at firstname.lastname@example.org.