Backpacks for Kids
The Backpacks for Kids Food Program helps feed children from financially struggling homes and has been serving South Kitsap families since 2007. Each week a team of volunteers at First Christian Church fill more than 350 backpacks with food. Many students in the South Kitsap School District rely on free or reduced price meals at their school. For some, these are the most nutritious meals they receive. For others, they are the only meals they receive all day. Some of these students have little or nothing to eat at home.
Each week, packs are filled with practical, shelf stable, kid friendly foods. These packs are then delivered to the schools, where school staff confidently and discreetly distribute them.
Backpacks for Kids delivered 9,821 packs in the 2022-2023 school year, and we are experiencing increased need this year.
Each pack costs about $5.50
* Donations & Questions: Call Teri Goodwin at 360-340-5692