The Cornucopia Café organized a highly successful donation drive for “It’s in the Bag” in October 2016 and repeated it this August as a back-to-school fundraiser. The Grantsville restaurant and their guests helped the organization start the school year off with a bang.

“It’s in the Bag” is a weekend and holiday take-home food program for at-risk elementary school children. This program, administered by the Episcopal Church of Garrett County, seeks to fill the nutrition gap between weekly school meal programs and the dietary deficit often experienced by children over weekends and during school holidays. Each Friday, backpacks are anonymously sent home with 250 qualifying children from seven Garrett County elementary schools.

It costs approximately $280 per year to supply each child with a backpack. That’s less than $7 a week to help a student to perform well by arriving to school with a full stomach on Monday morning.

With the generous support of their patrons, The Cornucopia Café donated over $3,000. If you would like to donate or volunteer with “It’s in the Bag,” please call (301) 334-2510.