BackPack Program

1 in 4 children in our area struggle with hunger.

Many of these children rely on school meals to get enough to eat during the school year. During weekends and holidays, they may receive little or nothing to eat at home. Together with local schools and our generous donors, Golden Harvest is addressing childhood hunger through the BackPack Program.

The BackPack Program provides school-aged children in need with a bag full of healthy food and snacks each Friday so that they have enough to eat over the weekend. Golden Harvest works in partnership with schools and other community partners to distribute BackPack meal packs to children every Friday during the school year.

Thank you for your interest in our Child Feeding Programs! Please take a moment to review the requirements for partnering with us to provide a Child Feeding Program:

  • Your program must have an individual willing to act as a site coordinator.

  • Your site must have adequate storage space for food.

  • Your site must complete mandatory training provided by Golden Harvest Food Bank.

If you’re interested in partnering with us to provide a Child Feeding Program, please fill out our inquiry form. We will be in touch soon to discuss available options. If you have further questions, please reach out to us at programs@goldenharvest.org.

Child Programs Inquiry Form

If you are interested in having your child participate in the BackPack Program, please check the list of participating schools and organizations in your state to see if your school or an organization you belong to is currently offering the program.

If so, please reach out to the listed contact person at your site to enroll your child in the program.

Georgia BackPack Sites
South Carolina BackPack Sites

If your school is not currently participating, but would like to, please complete our Child Feeding Programs inquiry form and someone will be in contact with you shortly.

Child Programs Inquiry Form

Change the life of a child in need by donating to support our child feeding programs.

Together, we can provide meals for today and hope for the future for children and their families who struggle in our area.

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Together we make a tangible and lasting impact for children, families and seniors who are struggling in our region. Your support today will fill more plates with food–and hearts with hope.

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