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. Thanfully 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 and GIFT OF HOPE, INC 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
August 1 - 30 -- 9am to 5pm
2550 S. Campbell Ave., Ste 100
Springfield, Missouri

Ava Care to Learn
Saturday, August 4 -- 10:30am to 2pm
Missouri Ozark Community Health
504 NW 10th Ave Ava, MO 65608

Republic Care to Learn
Tuesday, August 7 -- 4-6pm
1013 US-60, Republic, MO 65738

Springfield Care to Learn
Tuesday, August 14 -- 4-6pm
Southeast Side of Battlefield Mall
In front of Wood and Twig

Monett Care to Learn
Thursday, August 16 -- 4-6pm
Central Park Elementary
1010 7th Street, Monett, MO 65708

Fordland Care to Learn
Tuesday, August 21
Shop N Go
262 E Main St Fordland, MO 65652

Ash Grove Care to Learn
Thursday, August 23
Ash Grove Elementary
100 N Maple Ln, Ash Grove, MO 65604

Gift of Hope, Inc
(Serving Branson, Hollister, Forsyth, Kirbyville, Taneyville, Bradleyville, Mark Twain, Riverview Bible Baptist and Trinity Christian Academy)
Tuesday, August 28
Branson Walmart
1101 Branson Hills Pkwy

Grand Finale Party
Thursday, August 30
88.3 The Wind Studios
2550 South Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO 65807

Hygiene Items
Feminine Hygiene Products

Individually Packaged Food Items
Microwave Macaroni & Cheese and other pastas
Pudding Cups
Cereal (hot and cold)
Ramen Noodles
Fruit Cup
Sandwich Crackers
Granola Bars
Fruit Snacks