BackPack Program


BackPack Program

The BackPack Program hosted regionally through the Regional Foodbank and run locally in conjunction by the Connect Center, Sasha Mae Productions, and Bridge Tha Gap is designed to meet the needs of food-insecure children on weekends when school meals aren’t available.


The BackPack program provides bags filled with food that ranges from snacks, protein filled meals, healthy fresh vegetables and fruit, and often frozen meat. Bags are packed each week by Connect Center staff and volunteers. On Friday afternoons, bags are then either discreetly distributed by school staff to participating students or delivered to their homes depending on parent preference.