School Pride is evident during the BackPack walk. Students and Staff from nearly all of our 50+ schools participate.
The Backpack walk is a wonderful opportunity to open students eyes to the challenges some face and to give them a way to help out.
Who says you have to walk? The backpack walk is typically a great way to spend an early Spring morning.
The annual Backpack walk happens each April near East High School.
The seventh annual Lincoln Public Schools BackPack Extra Mile Walk is set for April 5, 2014, at Lincoln East High School.
In six years of walking, LPS employees have raised almost $810,000 for the Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack program, which provides Friday food-filled backpacks to children who need help with nourishment over the weekends.
The two major goals of the walk are:
- Raising money for the hungry children of our community
- Educating our community about the needs of children at LPS
The walk is organized by the BackPack Committee with the help of the LPS Business Affairs Leadership team. The BackPack Extra Mile Committee: Shari Styskal, Zachary Baehr, Sue Cassata, De Ann Currin, Gary Czapla, Pat Hunter-Pirtle, Mary Kay Roth, Cindy Schwaninger, Bess Scott, Liz Standish, and Greg Tebo from Lincoln Public Schools and Cheri Lawrence, John Mabry, Alynn Sampson , Alex Shada, and Scott Young from the Food Bank.