Fight Hunger With Backpack Bob!

This summer, the Children’s Room is teaming up with Rent Party to help fight hunger for local kids and families. Keep reading to find out how you can help!

  1. Donating non-perishable snacks and food in the bin by the entrance of the Main Library. Suggested items include non-refrigerated dinners like Kraft macaroni and cheese cups or Healthy Choice soups, 100% juice boxes and shelf stable milks, low sugar cereal and cereal bars, snacks like peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers, raisins, fruit snacks, etc. Click here for a list of suggested foods.
  2. Picking up your very own Backpack Bob (Flat Stanley’s cousin) at the library to decorate and take pictures with wherever you go. Whether you’re in Maplewood Village, at camp, or on vacation, take pictures of Backpack Bob and send them to and we will share his adventures on the library and Rent Party websites to help raise awareness.
  3. Volunteering in the Rent Party Garden

So, be a local hero and help Rent Party and the Maplewood Library fight hunger!

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