BackPacks for Kids Program

We are currently serving hungry children in 40 schools in the Big Country!

Backpacks for Kids provides child-friendly, nutritious foods for chronically hungry children over the weekend at no cost to the child or the family.

We work through your local school system, often in conjunction with concerned citizens, churches & civic groups to provide financial and volunteer support to make Backpacks for Kids a successful endeavor.

Pre-packaged sacks (chicken)

Chicken Sack Content

1% White Milk (1)
1% Chocolate Milk (1)
100% Juice (2)
Chicken Kit (1)
Entree (1)
Whole Grain Cereal (2)
Fruit Cup (1)
Whole Grain Bar (1)

Pre-packaged sacks (tuna fish)

Chicken Sack Content

1% White Milk (1)
1% Chocolate Milk (1)
100% Juice (2)
Tuna Fish Kit (1)
Entree (1)
Whole Grain Cereal (2)
Fruit Cup (1)
Whole Grain Bar (1)

History

Current Participating Communities

  • Abilene: Bassetti, Dyess, Lee, Long Early Learning Center, Jackson, Johnston, Ortiz, Reagan Pre-K & Elementary, and Wylie Early Childhood Center
  • Breckenridge: North, East & South Elementary Schools
  • Brownwood: 15 Schools in Brown County

Details

Backpacks for Kids provides backpacks filled with food that is child friendly, nonperishable, and easily consumed. Backpacks are discreetly distributed to children on Friday afternoons and or before holiday vacations.

Chronically hungry children are targeted to receive the backpacks. They are identified by a teacher or counselor, and parents are asked permission for the child to participate.

Currently, 1 sack filled with food cost $4.99. Therefore, to feed a hungry child each weekend during the school year, it takes $180.00.

Backpacks for Kids is sustained through many generous donations of individuals, groups; and grants from commercial sources, as well as Foundations.

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(325) 695-6311
(325) 695-6827
5505 N. 1st St., Abilene,
Texas 79603

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