To ﬁght the issue of hunger, schools, churches, community groups, nonproﬁt organizations and companies are banding together to ﬁght child hunger in communities across the nation. These communities are working together to start backpack programs. Backpack programs are volunteer based efforts that pack backpacks each week full of nutritious food to send home with food insecure children on the weekends.
These powerful programs are providing millions of meals to children across the nation and rely on the support of community members and leaders to fund and service their efforts. Volunteering your time, raising funds, or even starting a backpack program are all easy ways to get involved in the ﬁght against child hunger. You can be a leader and pillar of your community by supporting local, backpack programs and leading the cause to help end child hunger in your community. Contact your local program to find out how you can help.