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.