Many children who rely on free or reduced-priced lunches during the school year go home to meager or no meals on weekends. The Houston Food Bank’s Backpack Buddy program works to fill that gap.
On Fridays, at participating schools and other locations, children take home child-friendly, nonperishable, easily consumed and vitamin-fortified food.
The food is given to the children discreetly, to avoid inviting unwanted attention.
How to get involved
Make a donation to Backpack Buddy through the Houston Food Bank. Gifts of any amount are welcome.
You can donate healthy, nonperishable child-friendly food. See our list of most needed food items.
Backpack Buddy Coordinator