Happiness is hanging out with childhood friends, not worrying about whether or not you'll go to bed hungry.

Fresh Food Initiative 64

A child should never have to worry about food.

There are over 30,270 food-insecure children in South Michigan.

In response to this need, South Michigan Food Bank started the BackPack program. This program provides food for children who are at risk of going hungry over the weekend when free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs are unavailable.

Each pack contains an average of 7 meals of nonperishable foods, like hearty soups, canned fruits, juices, and cereal.

Because of the BackPack program, children not only get the food they need, they get the message that someone cares.

Each meal is a success. When a child receives a BackPack, they no longer have to worry about fighting hunger over the weekend.

Schools Receiving BackPacks