Opt-in Forms

“You all are lifesavers. There’s no way we could have made it through this month without you!”

Sign up your children for free food and school supplies this school year.

Because your family needs money for so many things every week, it’s hard to spare enough dollars for food. If you get sick or the car breaks down, your money gets even tighter. 

That’s why we hope you will sign up for Backpacks for Berrien. Then you won’t have to worry about whether your children will have enough to eat this weekend … or any weekend during the school year. It’s free. It’s confidential. It will be there for you as long as you need it.

Backpacks for Berrien is a simple program. Each child gets a backpack. At the beginning of the school year, we will fill it with school supplies. Then every Friday, we will put a bag of non-perishable, easy-to-make food into their backpack and the school will very discreetly give it to them. It’s food your child will like to eat on the weekend.

To sign up for our program, download the opt-in form for your child’s school from the list below. Fill out the form and return it to your child’s school. If you have any questions, please ask us.

Opt-in Forms

Mars Elementary Opt-in Form

Sylvester Elementary Opt-in Form

Berrien Springs Middle School

Berrien Springs High School