BackPack Program

Helping Hungry Kids

Children often rely on school breakfasts and lunches to get enough to eat during the week—which means they often go hungry on weekends. At the Community Food Bank, we partner with schools and organizations in Tucson and surrounding communities to provide low-income students with backpacks full of healthy, child-friendly meals and snacks for the weekend.

Our thanks to Fiesta Bowl Charities for a $10,000 grant to help fund the Childhood Nutrition Program. Their donation gets healthy food to children by making school pantries available, providing meals after school, and supplying backpacks of food for children to take home.

Related Programs

School Pantries

Bringing access to healthy food to local schools

After School Meals & Snacks

Offering free, healthy after school meals and snacks to food-insecure children

Public School Education & Advocacy

Advocating for access to fresh food in local schools