Backpacks for Kids

Backpacks for Kids was developed in 2006 to address the need for food for children identified as being homeless. Children identified as being homeless are defined as children who are living in overcrowded housing, staying with family or friends, staying in hotels/shelters, or sleeping in vehicles.

"Kid-friendly" foods such as cereal, granola/yogurt bars, fruit cups, applesauce, pudding, canned dinners, peanut butter, jelly and bread are given to the kids. The food packs are delivered to the schools on every other week. The school distributes them to children in need. Community Action works together with the schools to determine who is in need.

  • National CAP
  • National Community Action Foundation
  • Community Action Program Legal Services