BackPack Program

What schools are saying about the BackPack Program:
“Children with poor attendance are always here on food days.”
“Children are more socially involved with peers since the startup of the program.”
“They seem to have a sense of calm knowing that they have food on the weekends.”
“Monday mornings are much better! Less lethargy, complaints and visits to nurses.”

All school-aged children today have one thing in common: the ever-present backpack. For most kids, a backpack might contain books and other school supplies.

For children participating in the BackPack Program, it means much more: a weekend with a full belly.

How does the BackPack Program work?

Bags of kid-friendly, nonperishable, vitamin-fortified food from all five food groups are packed and distributed to participating schools. Guidance c