Buddy Bags is a collaborative project between Tri-County
Opportunities Council, the Princeton Elementary School Districts, the Malden School District, Saint Louis School, the Christian Academy and other area
churches, organizations, and individuals. We are a not-for-profit ecumenical organization working to
address childhood hunger.We work to
provide area children with snack packs on days when school is not in
session. We typically try to provide two breakfasts, two lunches, snacks,
and drinks. The children we are helping to serve are those whose primary
source of nutrition is the free meal programs at school. It is our hope
that the snack packs can provide nutrition to help the youth's growing
development and ease the burden placed on parents.
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Did You Come to this Site in Need of Assistance?
Buddy Bags isn't able to provide other forms of assistance. All of the children we assist are found through recommendations by Princeton area teachers.
If you have a child that you feel would benefit from this program, we invite you to speak with your child's teacher.
If you are in need of assistance we recommend that you
visit the Tri-County
Opportunities Council as they have a number of programs they run to provide
services to those that need help. More information about area resources
is available in English or in Spanish
from the Tri-County Opportunities Council.The Princeton office is located at 1019 N. Main St and they can be reached by phone at (815)
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