Our BackPack Program’s mission is to meet the needs of children experiencing hunger on weekends and school vacations when other resources and school meals are not available.
Updated September 2023
The BackPack Program provides child-friendly, non-perishable food that can be easily prepared at home. BackPack bags are discreetly distributed to children before weekends or holidays to ensure they will have enough to eat. Every BackPack bag contains shelf-stable milk and enough food for a child to enjoy breakfast and lunch, including a vegetable cup and a fruit cup, for their weekend away from school.
MFBN partnered with 148 schools and provided weekend nutrition for 3,600 children throughout the 2022 school year.
For more information about a BackPack Program in your area, contact Andria Schafer, Programs Coordinator.