• Backpack Program  

    BackPack Program

    The Mission of the BackPack Program is to help alleviate child hunger by providing hungry children with nutritious, easy-to-open food that does not require stove-top cooking for weekends and extended holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break.  Backpacks are discreetly distributed to children on the last day before the weekend or holiday vacation. 

    The typical backpack contains a variety of foods usually including protein and fruit juices for approximately $4.50 for 3 to 5 pounds of food. The cost per year for each child is $162 to participate in the 36 week program which includes the backpack and food items.