TwinStar Community Foundation Partnering with Homeless Backpacks on a Food and Fundraising Drive

TwinStar Community Foundation and Homeless Backpacks logos

The TwinStar Community Foundation is pleased to announce a fundraising partnership with Homeless Backpacks. Homeless Backpacks wants to end homelessness by giving teens the help they need to focus on school, go on to graduate and become contributing citizens.

Homeless Backpacks provides healthy food for the weekend to homeless youth in Thurston, Mason and Grays Harbor counties.

The TwinStar Community Foundation is gathering funds now through October 12, 2018 to donate to Homeless Backpacks. The Foundation will match personal contributions dollar for dollar up to $2,500!

Please stop by any TwinStar branch or call us at 1.800.258.3115 to help out. Your donations are fully tax deductible and you’ll receive verification of your contribution. Monetary contributions will be shared between Homeless Backpacks and other similar organizations throughout our service area. Examples include Share, Inc. in Clark County and Hunger Task Force in Pierce County.

Additionally, food barrels are available in each TwinStar branch. Here is a list of items that will really help our local hunger relief agencies:

  • Tuna (5 oz. can)
  • Ravioli (15 oz. can)
  • Chili (15 oz. can)
  • Milk Box (unrefrigerated) (6.75 oz.) Both white & chocolate
  • Juice Boxes (6.75 oz. boxes)
  • Granola Bars (1.5 oz. 2 bar pouches)
  • Top Ramen (3 oz. Individual)
  • Individual Snacks (crackers, cookies)
  • Microwave Popcorn (3.29 oz.)
  • Instant Oatmeal (individual packets)
  • Mac & Cheese (7.25 oz.)
  • Zip Lock Bags (sandwich size)
  • Fruit Cups (4 oz.)
  • Applesauce Cups (4 oz.)

TwinStar employees will be gathering food items to complement our fundraising. We’ll present barrels of food items to Kelly Wilson, Homeless Backpacks Board member at StarCon, our all employee communication event on October 8, 2018.

Thank you very much for supporting this worthy cause!

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