There are children and teens in your community with food insecurity that affects their health, their ability to learn, and their attitudes. But child hunger is a challenge we can tackle together – while building life-changing relationships and sharing the love of Christ.
Backpack Meals are a simple, cost-effective way to provide life-changing food for children who otherwise may go hungry during non-school hours. Working with church and business partners we collaborate with school boards and school administrators to provide food every Friday throughout the school year.
We equip you to deliver bags of food for children and their families to local schools where students pack their backpack with an assurance they won’t go hungry on the weekend. Each bag contains food to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for the weekend.
You know that feeling where you are hungry enough that you can’t focus on anything else and you can almost taste the food you are yearning for? For far too many children in our communities that feeling is a regular occurrence.
1 in 8 children in the United States worry about where their next meal will come from, and globally there are an estimated 148 million children stunted due to malnutrition. (“Meal Gap Study 2023 (2021 data)” Feeding America, 2023; “Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates Report”, UNICEF, 2023)
Child hunger is a challenge that together we can tackle and providing food is also a way to build life-changing relationships where we can share the love of Christ.
We have two simple ways for you to help fill bellies of hungry children:
- ADOPT A SCHOOL by sponsoring the cost, packing, and delivering meals to a local school
- HOST AN EVENT by paying the cost, and hosting a fun one-time event to pack meals to feed hungry students