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Backpack Program

posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in Community News

BackPack Program

During the month of November, we invite you to drop off nonperishable food items or monetary donations for the Okoboji & Spirit Lake BackPack programs. Help make a difference in the life of a child.

BackpackFueled with a passion for youth, area organizations are gathering together for the BackPack program to supply groceries to youth at risk.The program will provide food weekly to area children. Because it will be delivered, it will also allow counselors time with families in need.

Northwest Bank is proud to be an official drop-site for grocery or monetary donations for the BackPack Program and will match up to $1,000.00 for each program in individual donations. Perkins in Milford is also a drop off location. Contact Northwest Bank for a complete list of BackPack Food Items or for more information. Please make donation checks payable to:
Okoboji: BackPack Ministries  |   Spirit Lake: Spirit Lake BackPack Programs


November 17th - Enjoy pie with us!

Drop off your donation at Northwest Bank on Friday, November 17th and enjoy a slice of pie on us!


oneBackPack Food Items Include: Easy Mac - microwave macaroni and cheese, juice boxes, individual bottles of juice, cans of spaghetti and meatballs, pudding cups, chewy granola bars - peanut butter or chocolate chip, Quaker microwavable quick oats - with flavoring, peanut butter crackers packages, crackers and cheese packages, fruit snacks, Jiff peanut butter to go containers, jars of peanut butter, jars of jelly, cans of chicken and noodle soup, individual packs of Cheez it's, Goldfish, 100 calorie treats, individual cereal boxes, pretzels, mini muffins, Poptarts, Hormel Complete dinners and more.

twoDonations can also be made to:

Backpack Program, c/o Union Memorial
Church 805 Okoboji Ave, Milford, IA 51351

      Backpack Program, c/o First Presbyterian Church
      3501 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

This is a true community-based project. Neighbors helping neighbors. Northwest Bank is truly committed to the communities we serve!

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