Backpack Buddies

One in six kids lack food outside of school hours. We aim to ensure hunger-free weekends for these children in our region.

The Backpack Buddy Program was initiated in response to a pressing concern: one in six kids in our community grapple with food insecurity, especially during times when they are not in school. Our mission is to ensure hunger-free weekends for these children. This program specifically targets children who have been identified by teachers and social workers as facing food challenges. Each week, we purchase essential food products in bulk, assemble them into bags, and distribute them, ensuring that no child goes hungry over the weekend. If you know of a child in need or would like to get involved, please reach out to local teachers and social workers who are actively collaborating with us in this endeavor. Together, we can make a difference, one backpack at a time.

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