Mid-South Food Bank has 17 Food for Kids BackPack Programs in Memphis and north Mississippi. They are in selected Boys & Girls Clubs, Girls Incorporated locations and Memphis Catholic Diocese Jubilee Schools. Jubilee schools are inner-city Catholic elementary schools that are like private schools but, thanks to an endowment, the children do not pay any tuition.
The food is wholesome, individually packaged, easy-open and requires little or no preparation. The food is designed to feed that child over the weekend – not the entire family – so that he or she will not come back to school hungry on Monday.
Each BackPack Program has a sponsor that pays the base cost of the program.