Food scarce at home? OHS club ready to help with weekend backpacks

Letters inviting eligible Eastwood School and Prospect School children to take part in the Oberlin BackPack Program will soon be going home with students.

The Interact Club of Oberlin High School will pack the bags with food every Thursday so children will have healthy food and snacks over the weekend. This program is made possible through a number of grants and the energy of high school students.

The following have made donations to support the project: the Oberlin Schools Endowement Fund, the Oberlin Rotary Club, the Community Foundation of Lorain County Youth Fund, the Bill Long Foundation, Oberlin Salvation Army, the Stocker Foundation through the Second Harvest Food Bank, the Nordson Foundation, Interact Club Fundraisers, and other private donations.

Parents are encouraged to accept the invitation to participate in this program for their child and to return the forms to the school secretary or their child’s teacher. Questions regarding the program can be directed to Donna Shurr, advisor of the Interact Club, at