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Harvesters’ BackSnack program provides a weekly backpack filled with nutritious, child-friendly food for schoolchildren to take home over the weekend. More than 100,000 children in Harvesters' service area receive free and reduced-price school meals during the week, and many of those are at risk of hunger on weekends.
BackSnack is a partnership between Harvesters, a participating school and a local community partner—usually a corporate, civic or religious organization. Harvesters provides the food and the backpacks. The local community partners help facilitate picking up the BackSnack food kits from Harvesters and distributing them to the schools. School principals and/or counselors determine which children receive BackSnacks at each school.
Learn about the positive impact the BackSnack program is having on participating students.
Download our BackSnack flyer to find out if your school could be eligible to participate in the BackSnack program. To apply for the program, please complete the application. Save your completed application and email it with other required documentation to BackSnack@harvesters.org.
If you are interested in having your child receive a BackSnack, please contact the principal or school counselor at your child's school to find out if the school participates in the program. If your school is not a part of the BackSnack program, you may direct your school principal or counselor to this site for more information.
Contact us to learn more about becoming a BackSnack community partner.
Donate now to support this program. A donation of $250 provides a weekly BackSnack for one child for an entire school year.
Kids Cafe provides free, nutritious meals for any child ages 1 to 18 at after-school and summer feeding sites. All summer and most school year sites accept walk-ins and do not require pre-registration.
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Download our Kids Cafe flyer or contact our program manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.929.3262 for more information about offering Kids Cafe meals at your organization.