1 in 5 children in our community don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

In just the first term of this school year, we’ve seen a sharp increase in the number of schools across Metro Vancouver asking us to support their families. While these schools diligently provide breakfast, lunch and snacks for their most vulnerable students, many of these kids go home on the weekend with no hope of eating anything until they return to school on Monday morning.

For just $10, you can provide one backpack of food to a child in need. This gift ensures that they will have food for the whole weekend.

We currently have a waiting list of schools in need of Backpack Buddies’ support in 2019 to combat the weekend hunger gap. With your help we can take schools and students off the waiting list and put them on our Friday delivery route.

This program benefits so many children like mine...it feeds them when there’s nothing in our cupboard. I am one of those people who are grateful for you - I’m grateful that you feed my children when I can’t.
— Andrea, Mom to Two Backpack Buddies' Recipients