Each year on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving members from five service clubs in Bremerton -- Bremerton Rotary, East Bremerton Rotary, Bremerton Kiwanis Club, Bremerton Central Lions, and Bremerton Soroptimists. gather for a turkey lunch at the Admiral Theatre. The Admiral Theatre has donated the lunch so the money raised can establish a fund to start a project we work on with our fellow service organizations. This year we raised $1042 dollars to support the Bremerton Backpack Brigade.  
  
 
 
 
The Bremerton Backpack Brigade exists to provide a supplemental food source on weekends for children in need throughout the Bremerton Elementary School District. Due to homelessness, financial struggles and an array of other issues prevalent today, food provided at school often make up the most nutritious meals children will receive all day. For some, those meals may be the only ones they will receive that day. 
 
Each week during the school year, volunteers fill backpacks with practical kid friendly foods; including fresh fruit and vegetables, shelf-stable milk and juice.  Those backpacks are then delivered to the schools, where the staff discreetly distributes them to the students enrolled in the program.  The students return the backpacks to their school on Mondays, to be picked up and refilled for the following weekend.