Many families in our community are faced with the frightening uncertainty of not knowing where they will find their next meal. Fueled by a passion to ensure children don’t go hungry over the weekends, our BackPack Love program reaches kids and their families where they are and when they need it most. Our hope is to distribute enough food each weekend to nourish every hungry family. Through volunteer teams and church partners backpacks are filled with enough food to feed a family of five for the weekend and are delivered to partner schools for distribution each week.
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These children rely on their school's breakfast or lunch for their most nutritious meal of the meal. In some cases, these are their only meals each day. Every Friday afternoon, many of these children go home to empty cupboards for two days until they return to school Monday morning.
Each week our volunteer teams fill the backpacks with easy-to-prepare food to feed a family of five and deliver them to our partner schools.
Each weekend each family receives: 3 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and snacks