Golden Harvest Food Bank’s Back Pack Program

The BackPack Program is a project of Golden Harvest Food Bank and Feeding America.  It is a simple, effective answer to the problem of child hunger after children return home from school for the weekend. Free and reduced breakfasts and lunches are only available during the week, so our program provides needy children with meals to take home on Fridays. This nutritious package, weighing approximately three pounds, contains dry cereal, shelf-stable milk, pop-top mini-meals like Beef and Franks, Macaroni-O’s, applesauce or canned fruit, and juice boxes.  Fresh fruit is added to the packages when available.

How Does It Work?

Golden Harvest Food Bank provides the BackPacks and transports them to the participating BackPack site, usually an elementary school. On the last day of the school week, the BackPacks are discreetly placed in the back packs of students enrolled in the program by site staff or volunteers.

How Can I Help?

Donations to the BackPack Program are an important source of funding, along with program grants. Each BackPack costs $4 — the cost of sponsoring a child’s BackPacks for a 32-week school term is only $128

For more information on the Back Pack Program or Supporting or Playing in the Rotary Golf Classic please contact the North Augusta Rotary Club.