Got Your Back Pack

  • Got Your Back Pack is a program that provides nutritious food to students in need. 

    Did you know? 

    Homelessness touches nearly every Rockwood school. In fact, current numbers show 180 Rockwood students are homeless with 32 percent of students residing in the county and 68 percent residing in the city.
     

    How does Got Your Back Pack work? 

    Each weekend, our homeless students receive a backpack filled with nutritious food items that are easy to open, simple to prepare and can accommodate a variety of living circumstances.
     

    How can I help?

     
    Individual donations may also be dropped off at ​any Rockwood school or to Aisha Grace​, Coordinator of Educational Equity and Diversity, at her office located at the Administrative Center, 111 E. North St. in Eureka, MO 63025. In addition, you can donate at one of our community supporters listed below. 
     
    What kind of food do students need? Items include: oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna, macaroni and cheese, pasta, spaghetti sauce, rice (bags or boxes - 2 lbs. or less),​ dried fruit, fruit and vegetables in cans, soups and granola bars. Gift cards to grocery stores to purchase these items are also appreciated. 
     
    Questions? Send a message to rockwoodgybp@rsdmo.org. Read the Got Your Back Pack Informational Letter.
     

    Community Supporters:

    Dierbe​rgs Market​​
    2460 Taylor Road​
    Wildwood, MO 63040
    (636) 458-7400
     
    Ellisville Farmer's Market 
    225 Kiefer Creek Road
    Ellisville, MO 6​3021​
     
    ​The Journey - West County
    625 Meramec Station Road
    Manchester, MO  63021​