BACKPACK BUDDIES

Because Hunger Doesn't Take A Break On The Weekends

BackPack Buddies

BackPack Buddies is a program that feeds public school children ages 5-14 who are participants on the free meal program and are considered "at risk" for food insecurity. Many of our Buddies are also experiencing homelessness, transitional housing issues and other adverse home situations. They privately receive a "buddy bag" on Fridays filled with meals, snacks and drinks for over the weekend when resources at home may not readily available. Currently along with many community sponsors, we serve Alabaster City, Shelby County and St. Clair County School Systems.