“Imagine trying to focus on schoolwork after two days with little to eat. Your stomach is growling and your blood sugar is low. Food has a huge impact on a kid’s success in school.”
Vancouver’s Grant Hardy from AMI learns more about Backpack Buddies, in interviews with Co-founder Emily-Anne King, teachers, donors, students and parents. Check it out at the link below.
Deborah Upton is a fixture on the Vancouver real estate scene. Having been a Broker Owner under the RE/MAX Crest Realty banner since 1994 and now overseeing 8 offices with 550 associates of RE/MAX Crest, Central and Masters — she knows a thing or two about this city and what’s behind the doors in a neighbourhood.
“Whenever I put up a For Sale sign in a neighbourhood, I always look around the neighbourhood and wonder what’s going on in all those houses and apartments,” she reflects. “I wonder about how the kids are doing -- so often they’re invisible and through RE/MAX’s giving and being a Brokerage that Makes a Difference, we’re just trying to make them a bit more visible.”
Read on for more of Deborah’s inspiring story.
Ever wonder what’s actually in a backpack full of food from Backpack Buddies?
In partnership with teachers and social workers, the contents of our backpacks have been chosen intentionally and have been refined over time to make sure they are ready-to-eat, non-perishable, and familiar to kids. Read on to learn more!