What we've heard...
"Attendance is great those days!
"This is just what some families need to make ends meet. We are thankful for this blessing for our students."
"Now we have supper."
"I like the backpacks. My mom likes them too because we don't have a lot of food. Please do it again next year."
Special Thanks to Lafayette Carpet Cleaning and Scrub a Duds for cleaning the backpacks so as many can be reused as possible.
About the BackPack Program
Even mild malnutrition can affect a child's ability to learn.
Just $6.00 each week provides healthy food for a child in need.
One in four people served at a food pantry is a child.
Food Finders supports backpack programs at 72 sites in 14 counties.
Currently serving over 3,800 children across 14 counties.
More than 115,000 backpacks were distributed in the 2011-2012 school year.
Grant funds totaling more than $100,000 are needed to support this program each year. Click here to make a donation
50 Olympia Ct. l Lafayette, Indiana 47909-5182 l 765.471.0062
Thank you Alcoa for your continued support of the BackPack Program
BackPack Program Information
When local kids go hungry, we have their backs.
The BackPack Program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available, especially on weekends. School administration selects the eligible children. Then a backpack filled with 6-8 pounds of nutritious, kid-friendly food is sent home each Friday. Volunteer Packing Partners fill the backpacks each week. The BackPack Program began in 2006 with two schools. Today, the program currently serves over 3,800 children in 14 counties.