The Rutherford County Backpack Program serves approximately 950 food insecure students throughout our county. Students are supplied with food items to bridge the weekend gap during the school year. School-level coordinators tackle the logistics of helping to secure donations, pack bags, and ensure discreet distribution to students in need.
Recognizing the program's growth and ongoing need throughout the community, the RCS Education Foundation sought and received grant funding from the RHI Legacy Foundation to establish a Backpack Program Coordinator position. Lisa Bralley began work in that role in September 2015.