We believe our partners know best.

We are tremendously grateful to all the teachers, social workers, students, sponsors, donors and volunteers that have helped us build Backpack Buddies to serve kids and their families.

Thank you to our family of buddy schools, sponsors and donors for making this great work possible every week across Metro Vancouver. You are awesome.


City of North Vancouver

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the City of North Vancouver through their Community Grant program

District of North Vancouver

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the District of North Vancouver through their Community Grant Programs

Province of BC (Gaming)

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia

Lyle Langlois & James Brown

We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of Lyle Langlois & James Brown


Our Schools



  • Collingwood Morven Campus – first donor school

  • Collingwood Wentworth Campus

  • West Point Grey Academy

  • Mulgrave School

  • Southpointe Academy

  • Cindrich Elementary

  • Queen Elizabeth Secondary School

  • Highlands Elementary School

  • Caulfeild Elementary School

  • St. George’s School

  • Kwantlen Park Secondary

  • Guildford Park

  • Morgan Elementary School

  • David Livingstone Elementary

  • Meadowbrook Elementary

  • Fleetwood Park Secondary

  • Alcuin College

  • Fresh Air Learning Academy


  • Grandview Elementary – first recipient school

  • Admiral Seymour Elementary

  • Queen Alexandra School

  • Norgate Elementary

  • Xpey' Elementary

  • Holly Elementary

  • Britannia Elementary

  • Britannia Secondary

  • Graham Bruce Elementary

  • Queen Mary Elementary

  • Mary Jane Shannon Elementary

  • Prince Charles Elementary School

  • Bridgeview Elementary School

  • Larson Elementary

  • Focus Trek

  • Lena Shaw Elementary

  • L.A. Matheson Secondary School

  • Westview Elementary

  • Burnaby South Secondary School

  • Moscrop Secondary School

  • Burnaby Central Secondary School

  • Cariboo Hill Secondary School

  • Byrne Creek Community School

  • Nelson Elementary School

  • Windsor Elementary School

  • Hjorth Road Elementary

  • Green Timbers Elementary

  • Additional schools have chosen to remain anonymous


Our donors, or 'Buddy Schools' as we call them, ensure that our program is not only sustainable, but also grows in impact every month.

Backpack Buddies currently works with 66 schools in the Metro Vancouver area. We have 18 schools who donate into our program each month, and 48 recipient schools. 


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

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