Backpack Drive

Food and Hygiene Drive for Backpack Programs

You will find them in every school building. They are the kids that are happy to be in a place that gives them shelter and a warm meal. Yet, they are the same kids that are distracted by the lack of food at home, not to mention other things their home may be lacking. Thankfully there are organizations that are meeting these needs with programs that provide a backpack of food and hygiene items as needed for children in all grades.

We are partnering with CARE TO LEARN, Heart2HeartGIFT OF HOPE, INC , and the Bright Futures Snack Pack Program in Joplin to provide individually packaged food and hygiene items for the backpack programs of area schools. You can help by picking up items from the shopping list on your next trip to the grocery store or wholesale warehouse. Drop the items off at one of our broadcasts or at the station and receive a limited edition "See a need. Meet a need." Drawstring Backpack!

Drop Off Locations
Shopping List

88.3 The Wind Studios
Tuesday, August 6 -- 4 pm to 6 pm
2550 S. Campbell Ave., Ste 100
Springfield, Missouri

Joplin Bright Futures Snack Pack Program
Tuesday, August 13 -- 4 pm to 6 pm
Abernathy Roofing and Construction
1901 N Rangeline Rd.
Joplin, MO

Rogersville Care to Learn
Thursday, August 15 -- 4 pm - 6 pm
Apple Market 
319 S. Main St.
Rogersville, MO

Springfield Care to Learn
Tuesday, August 20 -- 4 pm - 6pm
CPO Redeemed
4140 S National Ave. 
Springfield, MO

Fair Grove Care to Learn/Heart2Heart
Thursday, August 22 -- 4 pm - 6 pm
Fair Grove R-X School District
132 N Main St.
Fair Grove, MO

Gift of Hope, Inc
(Serving Branson, Hollister, Forsyth, Kirbyville, Taneyville, Bradleyville, Mark Twain, Riverview Bible Baptist and Trinity Christian Academy)
Tuesday, August 27
Branson Walmart
1101 Branson Hills Pkwy

Hygiene Items
Deodorant
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Soap
Shampoo
Feminine Hygiene Products

Individually Packaged Food Items
Microwave Macaroni & Cheese and other pastas
Pudding Cups
Applesauce
Cereal (hot and cold)
Ramen Noodles
Fruit Cup
Sandwich Crackers
Granola Bars
Fruit Snacks
Slim Jims, .28 oz sticks
Cheese & Crackers
Cereal Bars
Oatmeal Packets