Our Board & Volunteers

We areĀ all volunteers!

Volunteer Coordinator

Delivery Coordinator
Linda Wolfe

Shopping Coordinator
Evelyn Venesky

School Contacts Coordinator
Laura Dark

Tech Advisor
Mitzie Whitener

Elaine Moore


Our Board Members

The Homeless Backpacks Board was designed to bring together representatives from a variety of interests and backgrounds to jointly help students in our community by raising money through community events and sponsorship programs, having food drives, food bagging partiesĀ  and creating a team to deliver the food to our local schools. Homeless Backpacks is run 100% by community volunteers who want all kids to WIN.

Mike Jones

Board Member

Mike is married and together he and his wife have raised two girls. He attended public schools in Lacey and graduated from North Thurston High School. He is a former educator in the North Thurston Public Schools and currently is the Executive Director of the North Thurston Education Foundation. Mike is a board member of Lacey South Sound Chamber and is the Treasurer of Gateway Rotary.