The Food for Kids BackPack Program gives eligible children a BackPack Box filled with wholesome food equal to six meals to take home every Friday. Eligibility is based primarily on the child being eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.
Mid-South Food Bank has Food for Kids BackPack Programs in Memphis and north Mississippi. They are in selected Boys & Girls Clubs, Girls Incorporated locations, schools and other child-centered facilities.
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 so that he or she will not come back to school hungry on Monday.
Many BackPack Program have sponsors that pay the base cost of the program. For more information on sponsorship, contact Tasha McCraven firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone can volunteer to help pack backpacks. For more information contact Volunteer Services,