Backpacks for Kids

Backpacks of foodThe Backpacks for Kids Food Program helps feed children from financially struggling homes. Each week Leretta Whitcomb and her team of volunteers at First Christian Church fill more than 300 backpacks with food. The packs are then delivered to the schools and The Boys and Girls Club to be sent home on Fridays with the children who need them most. The children return the empty packs on Mondays, and Backpacks for Kids volunteers pick them up and refill them. Backpack food programs have been shown to increase attendance, decrease behavior problems, improve concentration abilities and improve academic achievement.

*Please note during the COVID-19 school closure, pick up is at First Christian Church on Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

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Watch a video about the program on YouTube

Donations & Questions: Call Teri Goodwin at 360-340-5692