Backpack Program 

We provide school age children with a backpack full of food for the weekends. They consist of at least 6 meals that a child could prepare plus varying items such as pasta and sauce, peanut butter and jelly, canned tuna or chicken, etc. The bags also include granola bars and other snacks that the child can pack for school throughout the week. 

Each backpack has an approximate value of $40. We are currently provided 82 backpacks a week during the 2017-2018 school year. Extras are usually added for the holidays (Valentine’s Day, Easter, End of School year, Halloween and Christmas) as well as school supplies at the beginning of the year.
  • Total Participants: 1,406
  • Total Amount: $46,524.00
  • Average Cost per backpack: $25.00

Many thanks to devoted volunteers, donors and the community. People just like you who care about those in need. We are Helping Other People Everyday, and we need your help to answer the growing calls of help for food, clothing, household basics and emergency packets for families and individuals in dire need of assistance.
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