BackPack Program

Back Pack Program

More than 21 million children qualify for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program. For many of these children, school meals may be the only meals they eat. What happens when they go home over the weekend?

For more than 15 years, the Feeding America BackPack Program has been helping children get the nutritious and easy-to-prepare food  they need to get enough to eat on the weekends. Today, bags of food are assembled at more than 160 local food banks and then distributed to more than 450,000 children at the end of the week. With your help, we can provide more food to more children in need.

Does Your Local Feeding America Food Bank Operate a BackPack Program?

Use the Food Bank Locator to contact your local food bank and find out what it is doing in your community.

Need More Information?

For additional information, please contact our Programs team.