We rely on a dedicated group of sponsors and volunteers and we’d love to have you join us!

“Working with kids every day, I see how much food and nutrition affects their school day. I feel so lucky to be able to work with Backpack Buddies, providing meals to kids who need them. This has been such a great organization to work with – the impact they make is so very important to our kids and community.”

-TSD School Employee

Help Fundraise

As part of a new effort to support the children in our rapidly growing community, we are looking for volunteers to assist us in fundraising.

Backpack Buddies has received many offers from individuals wishing to fundraise on our behalf. We appreciate this so much and love how supporters have thought outside the box on ways to help us raise funds. A few fundraising examples include donating girl scout cookie money, food donations in lieu of gifts at kids birthday parties, and yoga in your backyard. If you’re interested in doing something like this please contact us. We are more than happy to help, be involved with you and your ideas are welcomed.

“I absolutely love the fresh fruit switch with Foley’s so the kids can choose something! HUGE thanks to Backpack Buddies and all of the volunteers, as well as Foleys!!! We so appreciate all of you.”

-Backpack Buddies Recipient


During the school year we pack bags nearly every week, typically on Thursday evenings.

We ask volunteers to only take one week each month and others fill in when their schedule allows. Volunteers pick up and deliver food to our headquarters twice a month and they deliver bags to the elementary and middle schools each week. We also have various fundraising events that could not happen without volunteers.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Have an idea or a talent that could benefit Backpack Buddies? Contact us!

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