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Green Mayor Neugebauer packs backpacks alongside Harmony Springs

Mayor Neugebauer of Green showed up to work alongside harmony springs volunteers! The Mayor, harmony springs volunteers and volunteers from Fed-Ex Custom Critical worked together to pack backpacks full of weekend food for Green local schools children.

From the moment Harmony Springs stepped foot in Green Harmony Springs we have been involved in the community. We see our participation in community events as a vital part of what we do. We live out our mission when we help make the lives of our neighbors better.

Five years ago a young mom from the Green PTA asked if she could share a backpack idea with our women’s circle group. Her vision was to pack backpacks full of weekend food for those children (and families) facing food insecurity. From day one we knew we wanted to support Jennifer Doerr in this endeavor.

Harmony Springs has supported Blessings in a Backpacks both financially and with volunteers. Helping pack the backpacks is an easy ’give’ to the community and helps families in need tremendously.

This will be our 6th year of providing food for the most at risk children in our community. Meeting their basic needs has become a hallmark of greatness in Green that has filtered over to surrounding districts in our area. Our program alone has helped more that six other districts begin their own programs and has been used as an example of efficiency throughout the United States. It is with absolute certainty that our greatness comes from the individuals who volunteer their time to make sure that all children are fed in our community.

We meet at 9:30 am, at the Intermediate School pantry.

Packing dates are:

Thursday, October 12 & 26; November 16; December 7.

Interested in becoming a part of this ministry? Contact Liz Iler.

If you can't help pack but would like to donate items for the backpacks -

here is a list of items that are needed:

Hearty Soups

Pastas in a can

Mac & Cheese

Beef Stews



Fruit cups

Ramen noodles

Slim Jims

Individual cereal cups

Cheese Crackers

Jars of Peanut Butter and Jelly (only in plastic containers).

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