The BackPack Program
For many children, school meals may be the only meals they eat. 1 in 4 Children in Northwest Ohio Struggle with Hunger. The BackPack Program ensures that hungry children get the nutritious food they need to grow, learn and thrive. Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank partners with local schools to distribute backpacks filled with food that children who rely on school meals can take home over the weekend or while on school breaks. Backpacks are assembled by volunteers in the TNWOFB warehouse and delivered to participating schools in our 8-county service area. The BackPack Program is a Feeding America network initiative. For more information on the BackPack Program or the devastating effects of child hunger see Feeding America BackPack Program and Feeding America Child Hunger Facts.