Backpack Buddies

Through our Backpack Buddies program, we provide students six “child friendly” meals each Friday for the weekend in Richmond, Lancaster and Middlesex Counties.

Richmond County – 20 children served weekly

Lancaster County – 95 children served weekly

Middlesex County – 120 children served weekly

​The program is an effort of cooperation involving public schools and other community partners to provide children in need with additional nutritional support by supplying a weekend’s worth of food each Friday.

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PREFERRED FOOD ITEMS

BREAKFAST

  • Cereal individual boxes
  • Pop tarts
  • Granola bars all kinds
  • Oat meal packages

PROTIEN & SOUP (*Most Needed Items)

  • Small to go peanut butter packs *
  • Tuna –small pop top lids*
  • Pork & beans–small pop top lids
  • Ravioli/spaghetti–pop top lids *
  • Ramen noodles packages
  • Small single serve mac & cheese * 

FRUIT & SNACKS (*Most Needed Items)

  • Chips in small bags
  • Pudding cups *
  • Jello cups
  • Cookies – individually wrapped
  • Fruit snacks
  • Cracker packages
  • Raisin packages
  • Apple sauce or fruit cups

DRINKS

  • Juice boxes, Gatorade (small bottle), Sunny Delight, OJ