The Backpack Program works with teachers and counselors at public schools throughout the county to identify students who are food insecure and provides those students with easy to prepare snacks and meals to take home on weekends. The food is placed in the child’s backpack each Friday. The child’s information remains anonymous to donors, peers and the food pantry.
Several United Way of Baldwin County agencies throughout the county provide backpack programs to area schools. The average cost is $135 per child per school year. Donations from this fund will go directly to support Backpack Programs in Baldwin County. The United Way of Baldwin County is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity. Donations are tax deductible as applicable by law.