Every child deserves to start the school year off with the supplies needed to learn. For the upcoming school year, Marathon County has over 6,500 students in 4K through 8th grade that are *eligible to receive a new, FREE, backpack filled with basic school supplies through the Workplace Volunteer Council’s Fill A Backpack Fill A Need (FABFAN) project. To be *eligible to participate in FABFAN, students must be entering 4K through 8th grade and qualify for free or reduced lunch at school.
The Workplace Volunteer Council’s (WVC) 2020 Fill A Backpack Fill A Need (FABFAN) project has distributed over 65,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to Marathon County’s children in need since 1999.
Community support is essential to the continued success of the FABFAN program, ensuring children have the basic tools and supplies to be successful in the classroom.