The BackPack Program provides a bag of easy to access food each week to elementary school aged children to address weekend hunger in 6 counties (Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Madison, Robertson and Washington).
Through the BackPack program, bags of food are provided to partners - schools during the school year, and youth programs over the summer. Every Friday, the Brazos Valley Food Bank’s BackPack partners distribute bags of nutritious, shelf stable food to children to ensure that they have access to food when school meals are unavailable. These Backpacks provide children not only with needed nourishment, but also with self-confidence and a self-assured start to the school week.
This past school year the Brazos Valley Food Bank distributed on average 1,800 BackPacks each week through 41 partner schools, for a total of 58,000 BackPacks distributed during the 2021-2022 school year.