Backpack Programs

 

The mission of the Backpack Program is to meet the needs of chronically hungry children by providing them with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and school vacations when other resources are not available.  Students are referred to the program by teachers and counselors.  Backpack Newsletter October 2018

What’s in a backpack?  Bags are filled with approximately ten food items.  Typical backpack bags contain a variety of child-friendly, easy-to-prepare food including protein, fruit cups, snacks, and milk.  The cost per bag is $3.50, but there is no cost to the children or the school.  The Backpack Program is not federally funded therefore we rely on donations from the community and corporate sponsors, individuals, and grants.

How to help: For more information on supporting the Backpack Program, contact  Michelle Held at mheld@foodbankofeastalabama.com.  To make an online donation to the Backpack Program, click the “Donate Now” button on this website and select “Backpack Program” under Donation Options.   Backpack Program brochure