Weekend BackPack for Kids
The Weekend BackPack Food for Kids Program (BackPack Program) assists kids who may not have enough food to eat over the weekend.
In the United States, nearly 17 million children under 18 live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough
nutritious food necessary for a healthy life. Nutrition deficiencies can lead to serious health problems including: impaired cognitive development, growth failures, physical weakness, anemia and stunted growth.
To maintain a higher level of nutrition in the BackPacks, Tri-State Food Bank purchases the majority of products in the BackPacks.
- 2 Breakfast items (cereal, oatmeal or breakfast bars)
- 2 Shelf-stable milks
- 2 Lunch entrees
- 2 Dinner entrees
- 2 100% juice boxes
- 2 Snacks (such as cheese/peanut butter crackers, granola bars, cookies, etc.)
- 4 Fruit snacks (applesauce, fruit cups, etc.)