About Us

Founder’s Story

A teacher at a local school noticed that a child’s backpack was dripping as he walked down the hall. When she opened it up, she found several unfinished milk cartons. The child had taken the unwanted milk from his classmates trays because he didn’t get any at home.

This story inspired Mary Leary and Helen Phillips to form Lovepacks with the help of school counselor Linda Vaughn at Bramlett Elementary in 2010. What started with 10 packs coming out of their own kitchens has grown to an astounding 160 packs a week, with the help of Alyce Krouse and Camille Bianco. The four boardmembers received nonprofit status in 2012, and the service has expanded to the eleven schools in the Oxford/Lafayette school district.

How do the kids get the Lovepacks?

  • The packs are discreetly slipped into the children’s backpack on Friday before they leave for home.

Who receives the Lovepacks?

  • The teachers and counselors work together to determine who receives a Lovepack.

What is in a Lovepack?

  • Non-perishable, kid-friendly food
    • Pop Top Soup
    • Pop-Top Ravioli
    • Peanut Butter Crackers
    • Cheese Crackers
    • Saltine Crackers
    • 16 oz. Jar of Peanut Butter
    • Pudding
    • Granola
    • Beanie Weenies
  • As the name suggests, a lot of love!

What schools do we serve?

  • Bramlett Elementary School
  • Della Davidson Elementary School
  • Lafayette Lower Elementary School
  • Lafayette Upper Elementary School
  • Lafayette Middle School
  • Lafayette High School
  • Oxford Elementary School
  • Oxford Middle School
  • Oxford High School
  • Oxford Intermediate School
  • Scott Center
  • Learning Center