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Backpack Buddies is the supplemental weekend feeding program of Second Harvest Community Food Bank. Children are provided with a healthy breakfast, a healthy lunch and a healthy snack each weekend during the school year, including extended breaks. Children will receive food based on four rotating menus that are offered throughout the year.  

Over 3,200 children in 18 counties in over 50 schools, Head Start or after-school programs are signed up for the program for the 2013-2014 school year. The Backpack Buddies program covers 36 weeks of the school year and will also now cover extended breaks.

View our Backpack Buddies schools in Missouri and Kansas.

It only costs $150 to sponsor a child for an entire school year. Click here to donate.


*If you prefer to donate by check, please mail it to:

Second Harvest Community Food Bank
915 Douglas Street, St. Joseph, MO 64505

Please mark Backpack Buddies and the county you would like to designate in the memo line.

*A special thanks to United Way of Greater St. Joseph's H.E.L.P. Fund for supporting over 50 children in St. Joseph.

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