The nationally recognized BackPack Program is an initiative aimed at combating childhood hunger. Supported by Feeding America, the program provides nutritious, easy-to-prepare food to children who may not have access to adequate meals during weekends and school breaks. Through partnerships with local schools and community centers, participating students receive backpacks filled with nonperishable food items, such as canned fruits, protein-rich snacks, and whole-grain products.
Last year, the Foodbank distributed 68,870 bags at 64 schools.See current BackPack sites
For more information, contact our
Interim Nutrition Programs Manager at (757) 314-4555.