Feeding the Future Backpack Program

 

Feed Their Future


School is back in session and the Feeding the Future Backpack Program is in full swing. With Federal budget cuts and changes to the State commodity food distribution, the Arvada Community Food Bank must increase our food purchases by 30% to meet our children’s program needs. You can help. Your donation of $110 covers the cost of a child for the entire school year.  Please consider a cash gift to help our Backpack Program stay strong. Each $1.00 you donate provides us with $2.50 of purchasing power

 

Program Description

The Feeding the Future Backpack Program provides food to children more than 1,700 children at 15 area elementary schools and 2 Head Start programs each weekend during the school year. The 15 elementary schools are "Title 1" schools that have a high percentage of children on the "Free and Reduced Lunch program."

Each Friday, each eligible child  takes home a sack filled with:

  • breakfast items
  • lunch items
  • snacks
  • fresh or canned fruit
  • canned vegetable

The program is available in eight Arvada and three Wheat Ridge elementary schools: Allendale, Arvada K-8, Fitzmorris, FosterKullerstand, Lawrence, Pennington, Secrest, Stevens, Swanson and Thomson.

In addition, homeless children at Fremont, Parr, Peck, and Weber participate in the program.

Begining in January 2015, the Feeding the Future Backpack program will begin serving all the the Children enrolled at Arvada Head Start and Wheat Ridge Head Start.

Requirements:

To receive the weekend food pack parents must register with the participating schools.