Backpack Buddy Enrollment

Backpack Buddy Informational Packet      
Enclosed are the program guidelines, forms to enroll the students and the report due each month.

Fact sheet

If you are interested in joining the Backpack Buddy program please contact the Backpack Buddy Coordinator with the following information:

  • Total number of enrollment in your school
  • Total number of students on free lunch
  • Total number of students on reduced lunch

Based on the information you provide, you will receive a set number of free food sacks each week. 

Backpack Buddy Distribution
Once you have faxed or e-mailed all of your forms to Lauren Horton you are ready to begin receiving food sacks.

You have two options:
School Pick Up locations: (weekly, bi weekly or monthly)

  • The Houston Food Bank 535 Portwall Street, Houston Tx 77029 

When you arrive, pull into an open parking spot at the Agency Dock (located to the left of the big green wall with the giant silver apple).  Let the staff know the name of the school and they will pull the food sacks for you.

You’ll need to sign a slip before leaving the HFB with your food sacks.  By signing the slip you are acknowledging that you have received your entire order of food sacks.

Hours of operation for Backpack Buddy pick up
Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Pick-ups are by appointment only, please.

NOTE:  You do not have to pick up your food sacks each week.  You may pick up enough food sacks for a month, every two weeks, or whatever best fits your program and your transportation needs.

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