For the 2018-2019 school year, 325 students in the three elementary schools, the middle school and the high school, in Kent County Public Schools took home weekend meals and snacks on Friday afternoons in their backpacks.
For the current school year, 2019-2020, the Backpack Program volunteers are packing the same number.
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.