BACKPACK PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Coastal Bend Food Bank’s Kids’ Backpack program aims to provide a bag of nutritious food to students identified as food insecure.
The “backpack” is given to designated students every Friday for the duration of the school year.
The food provided is child-friendly and has been deemed as ” Favorites” by the students who receive the “backpacks.”
How the Kids’ Backpack program works:
- Food insecure children are identified by school nurses, teachers or counselors to receive a backpack each week.
- Once a week, the student receives a backpack full of nutritious food before the weekend or before holidays.
Each Backpack Contains
- 2 Individual Cereal Cups
- 2 Shelf Stable Milk Boxes
- 2 Fruit Juice Boxes
- 2 Drinkable Fruit Cups
- 2 Protein Pull-Top Cans