The Backpack Program is operated in conjunction with the East Texas Food Bank and provides nutritious, shelf-stable food for children during weekends and holidays throughout the school year. Our district participates in this program in partnership with the Arp First United Methodist Church.
It costs approximately $157 per child to fund the program for the entire school year. The AHS Cheerleaders are sponsoring a contest where the teacher/coach with the most donations in their jar will have to "Kiss a Pony" at Friday's pep rally. (All proceeds will go to the backpack program.) Please contact Donna or Vicky at the high school if you would like to donate.