Backpack for Hunger is a confidential, discreet program. B4H works in conjunction with the guidance counselors, teachers and nurses in the Fox Chapel Area School District. These school representatives identify the number of food bags that are needed every week in each school. We never know the names of the students that are receiving the bags. The food bags are quietly distributed, often directly into the student’s backpacks in their lockers. The food is double-bagged and tied so that no one knows that a child might be taking home food. The bags are plain, green and compostable so that we are not adding plastic to the landfills.
Backpack for Hunger food bags contain 15 healthy, non-perishable food items that are easy to open and prepare for children of all ages. We never give expired food! Food items include soup, ravioli, mac and cheese, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, breakfast bars, fruit cups, applesauce pouches, ramen noodles, cheese crackers, protein bars, fruit chews, Nutella, pudding, etc.
Single-serve cereal, oatmeal
Belvita breakfast crackers
Cans of soup, ravioli, spaghetti
Single-serve or full boxes of mac & cheese
Single-serve fruit cups
Cheese & peanut butter crackers