Bags from the Backpack Program will be delivered tomorrow after 4pm so put out your coolers
You have the option to pick up your Backpack Program bags from 3-4pm tomorrow
Tomorrow will be the first day that we will be joining forces with the Magic Food Bus. Any extra veggies that do not get picked up from 3-4 will be added to your bags. Thank you Healthy Peninsula!
You will also have the new and awesome option of picking up your bags for the Backpack Program. This week your boxes and bags will be extra heavy because there is no school breakfast or lunch until July 7th. We are also adding some pantry staples such as a large box of cereal and a bag of rice. We encourage you to pull into school and visit the Magic Food Bus table from 3-4 tomorrow, pick out great fresh veggies, and then drive back to the school (cafeteria door) to pick up your Backpack Program bag. They will be labeled, sealed, and ready to go.
For the remainder of the summer, the bags will be being delivered to your homes in a personal vehicle rather than the school bus. You will ALWAYS have the option to pick them up, Thursdays from 3-4 if that works better for you.
If you are picking up your bag at school or visiting me at Magic Food Bus, I encourage you to wear a mask, as I will be, and to also stay a safe distance away. I will set your bag and your veggies out for you but it will also be great to see your faces! Please be well and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
PTF is so happy to work with the Brooklin General Store on sourcing all of your amazing food choices. Thank you so much for filling out the Survey about your food wishes. We will be able to put those choices into the rotation starting next week. We are always excited about feedback anytime you want to share.
For this week, we have two new products that came in bulk wholesale packaging. We will occasionally have that happen due to the supply chain of food.
Tyson Uncooked Chicken Tenders
See attached for cooking
Contains eggs, cheese, and sausage
Remove from the plastic wrap
Microwave for 45-60 seconds in a damp paper towel. Enjoy!
As always, thank you so much to the amazing Maribeth and Jeff for orchestrating this huge task. Thank you this week to Eyleen, Mrs. Courtot, and Mr. Ensworth for delivering food. Brooklin has an amazing team. If you would like to donate to this program you can click here.This program is essential right now and we are beyond happy we can provide it. Stay safe. ❤️
I am sending this quick note to see if anyone needs to opt-in to the Brooklin Backpack program. You are always able to opt back out later if you would like to. This form also has an option to just opt-in for the week of April break because no breakfast and lunch will be being sent from school during that time.
If you are thinking you should hold off because someone else needs it more…don’t.
If you feel like you might be fine but are not sure…opt-in.
Strict safety measures are taken while packing your bags. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Brooklin PTF is hoping that you are staying as sane as possible during this crazy time. I feel extremely lucky that we live in such a creative, caring, flexible community. Thank you so much to Maribeth and Jeff for doing all the packing. Thank you to The Brooklin General Store for ordering everything for us and thank you to Eyleen, Mrs. Courtot and Ms. Ellen for delivering the bags on the school bus. Thank you!!!!
Good Afternoon Brooklin! All I can stay is at least the sun is out. The PTF is starting food bag delivery tomorrow. I need some updated information from everyone though so that we can do this as seamlessly as possible.
Are you currently ON the Brooklin Backpack program? If yes please fill out this form.
The PTF would like to give a huge thank you to all of you that came to Golden Oak concert or the amazing pig roast at the Brooklin Inn. It was wonderful to see everyone out supporting the new owners and in turn donating some money to our Brooklin Backpack Program. Lisa DePasqual, Shelly, Gunther and Eden, thank you for signing up and helping! Donating your time was very generous. To everyone working at the Brooklin Inn the money you donated to us will cover an entire vacation worth of food for over half the kids at the Brooklin School. We appreciate all the work you put in to make that happen.
Thursday afternoon we are packing bags for the Backpack Program. They will go home on Friday. If you would like to help at 3:00 PM Thursday text 207-266-1298 and we will have a job ready for you. Thank you Healthy Peninsula for hooking us up with The Downeast Gleaning Initiative. They have supplied us with loads of carrots and cucumbers that will be used in this week’s backpacks.