Download the Food Bank of Iowa's BackPack Program™
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ONE IN FIVE IOWA CHILDREN DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.
The BackPack Program™ is designed to lessen the consequence of chronic childhood hunger by providing a sack of kid-friendly foods to low-income elementary school children on weekends when they do not have access to the federal free and reduced-price meal program. There is no cost for children, their families or schools to participate in the BackPack Program™.
The contents of the backpacks vary each week, but contain a variety of items such as pop-top meals or soup, 100% juice, single-serve cereal, fruit cups, sunbutter (made with sunflower seeds), shelf-stable 2% milk, pudding cups and snacks.
- Click here to discover how you can become a BackPack Program™ school today.
- Click here if you are an EXISTING partner and would like to expand your program.
Please note, current school's requests to expand their programs must be made by their site coordinator at the school, via e-mail. Decisions to add students to your school's Backpack Program™ will be made following the same timeline as adding new schools.
I want to help!
For less than $4 per sack, you can provide a backpack full of food to a child in need.
For a full overview, click here to download the BackPack Program™ factsheet.
Questions? Contact Stacey Olson, program coordinator, at 515-564-0330.