The Back Pack Program is a service provided by Feeding South Dakota. Each backpack is a weekend's worth of nutritious food for children who are on the free lunch program at their school. Each backpack costs $145, and our goal is to provide 75 backpacks to this program. Each year, typically at the beginning of the school year, Hillcrest takes a special offering to provide the money required to fill this need. However, you can participate at any time - drop your check off for $145, payable to Hillcrest, the next time you're here or contact Brian for more information.
At least once a year, we also get a group together to help pack these bags of food at Feeding South Dakota's warehouse. This volunteer opportunity is usually on a Tuesday night and is for adults and children over 12 years old.