Galt House Hotel donates $7,700 to Blessings in a Backpack

Christmas may be over, but the spirit of giving is alive and well at Galt House Hotel.  Friday, the Galt House Hotel presented a $7,700 check to Blessings in a Backpack.  The organization was the charity of choice for the 2011 Christmas at the Galt House event.  The money will feed 100 children at Portland Elementary for the entire school year. 

Blessings in a Backpack is a unique program designed to feed elementary school children on the weekends throughout the school year.  These children qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Price meal program, and have little to no food on the weekend.  The backpacks include easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat meals like granola bars, juice boxes, macaroni and cheese and oatmeal.  

This donation comes at a time when Blessings in a Backpack faces a huge demand of families facing tough economic times.  Galt House Hotel is proud to help feed children in our community by partnering with Blessings in a Backpack.