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Backpack Buddies of Maple Valley is a program designed to help provide weekend nutritional supplementation for students within the Tahoma School District.

There is currently no screening process in place. We accept families on their word that they are in need of assistance and simply have them complete an opt-in form. Families can withdraw from the program at any time. Our desire is to serve students needing support, both short and long term. For example, we provided bags to a family for a month who lost their home in a fire. We have also offered assistance to those who were affected by the government shutdown. We truly desire to meet the needs of any student who would benefit from our program.

Participating students will receive an unmarked bag of nutritious food that may include pasta, soup, juice, oatmeal, snack crackers, and granola bars. During the school year, students will pick up their bag at school on the last day of the week (typically Fridays). Days are adjusted on an as-needed basis during holidays or school closures. If you feel your child would benefit from the Backpack Buddies program, please complete the form below and it will be forwarded to the appropriate school counselor. School begins on Sept. 3, 2019. Our first school delivery will be on Sept 20th. If you need assistance prior to that date, please note that in your message.

Please fill out the form below

If you’d prefer a printed form, click here to download it. You can then turn it into your student’s school counselor.

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“When my students receive their special delivery from Backpack Buddies their faces light up! It’s wonderful knowing that the kids will have plenty of food for the weekend. The delivery is discrete, so the other students don’t notice the special delivery. “

-TSD Kindergarten Teacher

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