BackPack Program

For $150 you can feed a child for a year.

Many children who rely on free and/or reduced price school meals may be left without an adequate supply of nutritious food on the weekends or when school is closed. The BackPack Program assists these students by providing easily prepared, nutritious food in take-home bags each Friday throughout the school year. Every backpack is filled with cereals, shelf stable milk, canned soups, fresh fruit, and a whole grain snack. Recipients are students chosen by teachers, counselors, and school staff based on individual circumstances. 

"I was glad for this food. My grandma's check didn't come so we had no food"  
-2nd Grader

For more information on how to become a partner school download the BackPack Handbook pdf.

BackPack Schools

Abate Elementary

Cataract Elementary

Community Charter School

Dunkirk School 7

D'Youville Porter Campus School BPS 3

Frank A Sedita BPS #30

Gowanda Elementary

Hamlin Park BPS #74

Highgate Heights BPS #80

Houghton Academy BPS #69

Kalfas Magnet School

Lovejoy Discovery BPS #43

Niagara Charter School

Southside BPS #93


If you would like to sponsor the program, please fill out the BackPack Program Sponsorship pdf form.  

Feed A Child

A Week

A Month

A Year 





For more information about the BackPack program please email Stephanie Lawson



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