northwoods weekend backpack program

Every Friday, food insecure children from the St Germain, Sugar Camp, Land O’ Lakes, Phelps, Eagle River, and Three Lakes Elementary School’s take home a backpack filled with child-friendly / easy to prepare food items.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church, and Faith Lutheran Church, in cooperation with our entire community, provide area children with this important nutritional support  throughout the school year.

Each Backpack costs approximately $6.00 dollars per week to assemble, and there are about 200 area children receiving backpacks each of the 34 Fridays in the school year.

Estimated cost to support those kids is over $40,000.00 a year.

When one does the math, it is clear that feeding kids requires the support of the entire community.

St Germain Elementary School
Nancy Nagel
715-542-3632 ext 5135

Eagle River & Land O Lakes Elementary Schools
Katie Stuckemeyer, School Social Worker
715-479-8989 ext 4528

Three Lakes School District
K4-6th Grade : Kirsten Margitan 715-546-3323
Grades 7-12 : Ryan Bock 715-546-3321

Phelps School District
Jason Pertile - Dean of Students/Guidance
715-545-2724 ext 115


Support the Weekend Backpack Program

Donate Via Mail

Prince of Peace
Weekend Backpack Program
PO Box 535
Eagle River, WI 54521

Shepherd of the Lakes
Weekend Backpack Program
2903 S  Hwy155
Sayner, WI 54560
Faith Lutheran Church
Weekend Backpack Program
PO Box 436
Three Lakes, WI 54562