We feed thousands of kids a week
With a growing network of schools and distribution partners across BC, Backpack Buddies gets bags of food into the hands of over 5,000 kids every Friday. This means many will no longer wonder where their next meal is coming from.
Supporting Remote Communities
GOING THE DISTANCE FOR KIDS
Our partnership with Helicopters Without Borders enables us to feed hungry kids in BC’s most remote communities. Bags of food and boxes of fresh produce have been airlifted to remote Indigenous partner communities like Kitasoo, Wuikinuxv, Klahoose, and Bella Bella.
- We respond to natural disasters. After the 2021 BC floods, we jumped into action airlifting food, pet food, and personal care items to remote communities across BC.
- Partnerships with remote communities where food insecurity is a significant challenge is a key area for expansion for Backpack Buddies.
Where We Work
Feeding hungry kids across BC requires a strong network of partnerships with schools. Teachers, administrators, and social workers advise us on the needs of their students and discreetly identify the children at their schools who could benefit most from receiving a bag of food for the weekend.
Read our 2021/22 Community Impact Report
TRANSPARENCY AND TRUST
We are fuelled by a compassionate, generous community of donors who support us in reaching BC’s most vulnerable children. Every year, we publish a Community Impact Report, prioritizing financial transparency and giving our donors a clear picture of the impact they’re making in the lives of kids.