BackPacks for Kids Program

We are currently serving hungry children in 20 schools in the Big Country!

BackPack for Kids provides child-friendly, nutritious foods for chronically hungry children over the weekend at no cost to the child or the family.

We work through your local school system, often in conjunction with concerned citizens, churches & civic groups to provide financial and volunteer support to make Backpacks for Kids a successful endeavor.


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Pre-packaged sacks (chicken)

Chicken Sack Content

1% White Milk (1)
1% Chocolate Milk (1)
100% Juice (2)
Chicken Kit (1)
Entree (1)
Whole Grain Cereal (2)
Fruit Cup (1)
Whole Grain Bar (1)

Pre-Packaged Sacks (Chicken)

Chicken Sack Content

1% White Milk (1)
1% Chocolate Milk (1)
100% Juice (2)
Chicken Kit (1)
Entree (1)
Whole Grain Cereal (2)
Fruit Cup (1)
Whole Grain Bar (1)

History

2005: The BackPack Program was piloted as a national program of Feeding America.

2006: The National Council approved the BackPack Program of the Feeding America Network.

2006-2011: College Heights Elementary in Abilene, TX became our pilot program, and now we have expanded to 20 schools in the Big Country!

Current Participating Communities

  • Breckenridge: East and South Elementary, Junior High, and High School
  • Clyde Elementary and Intermediate
  • Cisco Elementary, Coleman Elementary, Comanche Elementary, Cross Plains Elementary, Eastland Elementary, Gustine Elementary, Hamlin Elementary, Ranger Elementary, Rotan Elementary, Santa Anna Elementary, Stamford Elementary, Sweetwater Elementary, Winters Elementary, Wylie Early Childhood Center

Details

BackPack for Kids provides backpacks filled with food that is child friendly, nonperishable, and easily consumed. Backpacks are discreetly distributed to children on Friday afternoons and or before holiday vacations.

Chronically hungry children are targeted to receive the backpacks. They are identified by a teacher or counselor, and parents are asked permission for the child to participate.

Currently, 1 sack filled with food cost $5.68. Therefore, to feed a hungry child each weekend during the school year, it takes $205.00.

BackPack for Kids is sustained through many generous donations of individuals, groups; and grants from commercial sources, as well as Foundations.


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(325) 695-6311
(325) 695-6827
5505 N. 1st St., Abilene,
Texas 79603
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