Food for Preston Backpack Feeding Program

                                  in cooperation with 

              Preston County Schools

Nationally Successful Feeding Program 

Backpack feeding programs bridge the weekend food gap to help children begin their school week nourished and ready to learn 

Results You Can See

Studies have shown a significant improvement in children’s test scores, communication, relationships, school attendance and overall health

Program Enrollment

Youth Services Provider and school counselors confidentially enroll students based on need
190 - students currently enrolled

Weekend Food Bags

2 breakfasts (granola bar & breakfast bar)
2 lunches (cheese/cracker pack & tuna/cracker pack)  
2 dinners (ravioli cup & beef stew cup)  
2 snacks (raisins & fruit cup)

Cost

$5 – per child per week
$180 – per child per school year (36 weeks)

Funding

100% - funded by donations and grants from local 
businesses, organizations, individuals &
Pack the Bus Food Drive – 2nd Sunday of Aug 
Concert for Kids Fundraiser - 3rd Sat. of Aug

Volunteers

98 volunteers (Community Members, Mt Challenge Academy Cadets and Preston County School Staff)