Valley United Way is proud to have Backpack Buddies program under their
program provides food for school children who might not otherwise have food
over the weekend. Each week volunteers coordinate the purchase of food,
package the individual bags, and transport the food to four local schools.
The food is transported to the school on Fridays where the teachers place
them in certain backpacks.
appreciate the hard-working volunteers for their management of the program.
Research shows hungry children have poorer mental and overall health, miss more
days of school, suffer greater rates of behavioral disorders and are less
prepared to learn at school.
Buddies supplies children with nutritious, child-friendly, self-serve food
designed to put in a backpack and feed a child over the weekend.
the 2014 school year, Backpack Buddies was piloted at Sunnyside Elementary
School. The program is now in six local elementary schools.
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The Souris Valley Animal Shelter strives to
improve the quality of life for pets and people in the Ward County and the
entire North West region of North Dakota. The Animal Shelter reunites lost pets
with their owners, cares for, loves, and finds homes for stray, surrendered and
abandoned animals, controls the pet population with mandatory spay/neuter
requirements for pets that are adopted from our facility and by offering
financial assistance when needed. Additionally, we microchip animals for
identification purposes, provide burial/cremation services, and promote
responsible pet ownership, but our fundamental goal is to place all of our dogs
and cats in humane environments full of love! During a recent nationwide study
a vast majority of Americans believe that a better world is possible through
the kindness to animals and we are morally obligated to take care of
animals. We at the Souris Valley Animal Shelter are guided by the principle of
caring for the world around us by caring for the animals under our care.