Ferris Foundation Supports Backpack Program

The Carl and Constance Ferris Charitable Foundation has once again generously honored our work with the Backpack Programs in Kent County. The Food Pantry received a $25,000 donation in 2018 to be used to purchase food for the 300 Kent County Public School students presently receiving weekend “Backpack” food.

For fiscal year 2018, the Food Pantry purchased $40,000 of food to assist the four local programs serving our schools – Galena, Garnet, and Rock Hall Elementary Schools, and Kent County Middle School.. This charitable gift therefore makes a huge contribution towards enabling the Pantry to continue our mission of helping children who live with food insecurity.