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Food Backpacks 4 Kids
To meet the nutritional needs of hungry children and families at times when other resources are not available and to be a stable source of healthy foods for those who need it most.
A community where every child is well-fed, can achieve their full potential, and where no family is food insecure.
Our programs are FREE and sign up is not required before your first visit to the Family Pantry.
Providing personal information is optional and confidential.
We began by providing backpacks full of food to hungry children in 2009. Since then we have distributed over 1.5 million pounds of food! Each backpack has at least five pounds of nutritious snacks and child friendly foods. Students take the backpacks home each Friday and return them the following week for a refill.
The Family Pantry is open to any person in need of food. We are proud to serve more than 100 families each week- in person and by home delivery. We offer food staples, dairy, meats, and produce on a rotating availability.
Many of our students feel uncomfortable carrying home a backpack of food. In response, we have established Care Cupboards in the schools. Students can discreetly access food to meet their nutritional needs at school or at home.
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