Backpack Buddies exists to fill the weekend hunger gap for children in Metro Vancouver.

Everyday, thousands of children in our communities are going hungry. While school breakfast, lunch and snack programs are actively addressing this crisis, the weekend remains a difficult time for many families.  

That’s why we provide a backpack of food on Friday afternoon that’s full of meals and snacks for the weekend, ensuring that every child returns to school on Monday morning fed and ready to learn.

At Backpack Buddies, we encourage the natural generosity of young people by involving kids in fundraising and volunteering.  


Food4Thought 6.0

Join us for a field trip in beautiful Stanley Park on October 3rd, 2019. All funds raised will feed hungry kids in your community!

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Get Involved

Together, we can ensure that no child in our community goes hungry.
Join us and combat childhood hunger today.




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On behalf of the students, families and staff here at Britannia Elementary School we would like to send many warm thank you’s for your amazing support. The Backpack Buddies program is so important for our vulnerable families. It goes such a long way in supporting them...we appreciate all of the kindness and generosity you continue to send our way.
— Stephanie, Neighbourhood Assistant, Britannia Elementary School