Donations can be mailed to:
Evanston Hungry Children Backpack Program
1148 Front street
Evanston, WY. 82930

No parent wants their child to go hungry, yet we know that many families in Evanston lack the resources to provide adequate nutrition for their children. Today, more than 1 in 4 children lack sufficient nutrition food to grow, thrive and achieve. (Source: Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap study)

At the Evanston Hungry Children Backpack Program we're bringing together people with a passion to help - schools, agency partners, funding partners, volunteers, and people like you; people who believe that no one should go hungry, certainly not a child. The core of our fight against childhood hunger is a weekend Backpack Program. This program provides children with easy-open, nutritious food to take home over weekends and holidays, when they otherwise might not have food available. The backpacks are assembled by volunteers and delivered to schools each week, where they are discretely distributed on Fridays to students in need to take home for the weekend or holiday. A typical backpack contains two breakfast items, two lunch items, two dinner items, two snacks, and a fruit. Last year teachers and schools who started this program in other communities reported improvements in test scores, positive behavioral gains, decrease in number of unexcused absences and an increased recognition of potential career paths in children receiving these backpacks.

The Evanston Hungry Child Backpack program was initiated in April of 2014 when we provided backpacks to 12 children in one school. During the 2014-15 school year, we provided food for 40 children. Currently we are servicing approximately 160 children.

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