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Wildcat Backpack Program

Last Updated: 11/11/2019 3:23 PM

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Interested in receiving weekend backpack meals? Link to the application here.

Backpack permission slip

Canton Local Schools offers weekend backpack meals every Friday to qualifying students throughout the district. The Wildcats Backpack program provides two breakfasts, two lunches, and snacks each weekend for children who might not otherwise receive meals when they are not at school. Several area churches, community members and organizations are supporting the effort by providing food and monetary donations. The district is also using resources available through the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank.

Organizers are accepting monetary donations and food items such as fruit cups, granola bars, etc. If interested, please contact one of the people listed below. All checks must be payable to NICC-Wildcat Backpack Program. Please specify if you want your donation to benefit a specific school or divided evenly among each school.

Wildcat Backpacks Donations
Checks payable to NICC-Wildcat Backpack Program
c/o Jeff Franks- 425 45th St. SW - Canton, Ohio 44706

District Contacts:
Ashley Ritz
Nutrition Services and Wellness Director (District Representative)
ashley.ritz@cantonlocal.org or 330-484-8019 ext 4012


Jennifer Waidman (District Backpack Program Coordinator)
jennifer.waidman@cantonlocal.org or 330-309-7793