Perspectives on Ending Weekend Hunger
Attacking Weekend Hunger from All Sides
Understanding weekend hunger is the first step to solving it. Join us for this video series to get a 360-degree view of the current state of hunger in our area and what we and others are doing to combat it. Thank you for caring.
Episode 1: Helen Brown, White Center Heights Elementary School Counselor
Helen talks about the state of hunger in her school and Backpack Brigade's role in helping her students thrive. Our humble delivery driver Stan graciously cameos as the cheerful delivery driver.
Episode 2: Christina Wong, Director of Policy & Advocacy for Northwest Harvest.
Christina talks about the state of hunger in King County, the role of Backpack programs overall, and how we must come together to end hunger. Plus, she shares her dream for her daughters and all children.
Episode 3: Marcy MacAdam, Backpack Brigade Board Nutritionist
Marcy talks about the strategy, planning, and procurement that goes into maximizing the nutritional value in each food bag, the care that goes into ensuring that ABC bags meet the needs of their target communities, and how to move kids from surviving to thriving.
Episode 4: Bryce Hanson, Backpack Brigade Board Member
Join Bryce on his Backpack Brigade delivery route as he talks about his passion for working to eliminate food insecurity, his experiences with Backpack Brigade, the changes he's seen during his tenure, and his hopes for the future of the program and weekend hunger (or, more specifically, the complete lack thereof).
Episode 5: Bill & Frank, Backpack Brigade Volunteers
Long-time volunteers Bill and Frank have literally left their mark all over Backpack Brigade, from framing the sign out front to building the loading ramp out back to pitching in every week packing, loading, driving, and doing just about everything else it takes to stop weekend hunger. Hear their take on why it's so special to be a Backpack volunteer.
Episode 6 - Nichelle, Executive Director & Founder
Nichelle talks about the mission of Backpack Brigade and provides an inside look at what it takes to keep the big machine running smoothly to stop thousands of kids from being hungry on weekends.