Serving Hungry Children in 20 Schools in The Big Country
Backpacks 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.
Backpacks 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.
Backpacks for Kids is sustained through generous donations of individuals, groups, and grants.
To provide a child a backpack for each weekend during the school year costs $200. To learn more about supporting the Backpacks for Kids program, call the Food Bank at 325-695-6311