285 students in the five elementary schools and the middle school in Kent County Public Schools take home weekend meals and snacks on Friday afternoons in their backpacks.
These students are in need of supplemental food on weekends due to food insecurity in the home. The Community Food Pantry and other donors provide the shelf stable food.
Volunteers pack it in individual bags and deliver it to the schools. Home schooled children or children attending other schools in the County are also eligible for Backpack food.
If your child or children need this food, please call the Pantry at 410-778-0550, the Backpack Program Director at 410-708-1926 or call your child’s school counselor.