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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.
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. To learn more about becoming a BackSnack community partner, please contact us.
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.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Download our Kids Cafe flyer or contact our program manager at email@example.com or 816.929.3262 for more information about offering Kids Cafe meals at your organization.
The School Pantry Program is a food pantry conveniently located on-site at schools for families whose students participate in Harvesters’ BackSnack program. The school pantries complement the BackSnack program and school breakfast and lunch programs, providing additional access to food for children and their families after the school day has ended. They help fill an important gap, relieving the burden and anxiety a family may face when they aren’t sure where their next meal may come from. And they help children focus on their education, not hungry stomachs.
Schools interested in participating in the School Pantry Program should contact us at BackSnack@harvesters.org. Families interested in the program should contact their child's school to see if the school participates in the program.