1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month

June 4, 18

July 2, 16


FRESH PRODUCE DISTRIBUTION STARTS JULY 9

2nd and 4th Tuesday July - October 

July 9, 23

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2 PM UNTIL FOOD SUPPLIES LAST

(NOTE:  Food Distributions are usually done by 3/3:15PM)

PICK UP LOCATION:

Diamondhead Education Center on Pleasant Avenue

West Entrance

DOOR 9

Drive by and pick up a grocery bag of assorted nonperishables and a box of assorted fresh vegetables and fruit -- as supplies last.  Open to the public.  

Volunteer to help starting at 1:00 PM -- Click the link below

COMMUNITY PANTRY VOLUNTEER SIGN UP 

191 Community Pantry Highlight Video

BrainPower in a BackPack provides for 750 students every Thursday during the school year with the help of our Burnsville High School and BEST student volunteers and community volunteers.

For more information on volunteering or how you can help support BrainPower in a BackPack, please contact Pamela Voigt at pvoigt@isd191.org or 612.819.4404 or email us at:

 brainpower191@gmail.com

BRAINPOWER DISTRIBUTION VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

BOWLS FOR BRAINPOWER VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

STUDENT SIGN UP: If you would like to sign up your student to receive BrainPower in a Backpack, please click the link below.  NOTE: Your student will need to attend a District 191 school.

BrainPower District 191 Student Sign Up


BrainPower in a BackPack is a Volunteer Hunger Relief Project through ISD 191, 191 Community Education, Burnsville High School Youth Services and Burnsville High School benefitting all students, staff and families in District 191.  Our high school students and community volunteers assemble hungry relief packages via three programs:

BrainPower plans to provide more than 700 students with a bag of food each week - enough for at least four meals and two snacks.  Participating students attend one of the eight elementary schools, two middle schools,  Burnsville High School and preschool programs including Early Childhood Special Education and Early Childhood Family Education programs at Diamondhead.  BrainPower also supports the 191 Community Pantry and Fresh Produce Distributions available on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays all year long and the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays July - October (Fresh Produce Distribution).  

Students are selected for BrainPower in a BackPack by school administrators, staff, social workers and parent recommendations.  As this program grows, we have been able to help more children and families needing hunger relief. We have reached our primary goal to feed the hungriest 20% of children district-wide (more than 700 students and families in need this past school year for an estimated 88,000 meals).

The food BrainPower provides is kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare and nutritious without requiring refrigeration. BrainPower staff purchase food and collect food donations; high school students and community volunteers fill the weekend food packages after school on Thursdays throughout the school year. 

Each child receives about 10 food items each week. BrainPower in a BackPack is free to all participating students.

This project benefits people in several ways: 

We are very grateful that our community has embraced this project to improve the learning experience for these children. The money for this project is donated.  If you would like to make a financial contribution, click Donate.  You can also donate food; suggestions can be found by clicking on the food link.

For more information ON HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Contact Program Coordinator, Pamela Voigt at: