MDI GroupDSC_0783 is a proud supporter of The Woodward Academy chapter of Blessings in a Backpack. Each year, MDI Corporate and Atlanta donate jars of peanut butter to fill the backpacks of students from Mount Olive Elementary School in East Point, Georgia. “Over 66,000 children in 583 schools and in 45 states are currently being fed by Blessings in a Backpack” and MDI Group is honored to support this local cause.

The Woodward Academy chapter of Blessings in a Backpack was recently recognized by the National Alliance of Mayors. On National Blessings in a Backpack Day, September 18, Mayor Jannquell Peters of the City of East Point helped The Woodward Academy chapter pack 75 backpacks full of healthy snacks for the students of Mount Olive.

Woodward Academy students and siblings Olivia Koscik and Isabelle Koscik, co-founded the Academy’s chapter of Blessings in a Backpack in 2012 after visiting the neighboring elementary school and learning that many of the students received free or reduced lunch, and many students had little to eat outside of what they received at school. Olivia and Isabelle made a three-year commitment to partner with the school by providing backpacks filled with healthy snacks each week so that the elementary students would not go hungry over the weekend.

To learn more about Blessings in a Backpack and how you can make a difference, please visit the organization’s website.