On Thursday, August 24th, Western Colorado Pediatrics (WCP), a division of Primary Care Partners (PCP), held a check presentation and celebration for their fundraiser for the Kids Aid Backpack Program.

The Kid’s Aid Backpack Program is dedicated to bridging the gap of weekend hunger for kids in School District 51 by supplying food for kids in need. Western Colorado Pediatrics has pledged to donate annually to this great cause by contributing $5 for each Well Child Check between the dates of July 1st and August 1st of 2023. This year, WCP providers performed 1,000 well-child checks and raised $5,000 for Kids Aid!

“District 51 supports over 20,000 students and families…and as a public school district, we are proud to support and educate every student who walks through our doors, regardless of background and socioeconomic status. In order to best serve our students and families, we need partnerships.” says Dr. Brian Hill, D51 Superintendent. “Western Colorado Pediatrics, Primary Care Partners and Kids Aid have been and continue to be just that for us – engaged and supportive community partners.”

Kids Aid Backpack Program has grown exponentially since it first began, offering meals at one school with ten bags a week.

“We truly care about what we do,” says Tessa Kaiser, the Executive Director of Kids Aid. “We are in 94 locations now, with 2,400 bags a week. We are number 3 in the state for serving a large amount weekly. We are happy to roll the dollars into food and send it right back out into the community!”

Western Colorado Pediatrics is proud to be able to help support the community of Mesa County in such a meaningful way, and they look forward to doing it again next year!

Is it time for your kid’s well-child check-up? Call Western Colorado Pediatrics at (970) 243-KIDS (5437) to make an appointment!