Last year (2014) we distributed 8,540 weekend meal packages to children in Martinsville and Henry County!


Become a
Backpack Buddy!

With a monthly pledge of just $20, you can sponsor a child! 

Yes, that’s enough to fill a backpack, every week, and ensure that one less child is left to struggle with the effects of childhood hunger.

You can also become a Backpack Buddy with a
one-time donation of $200.

Donate easily & securely from your credit, debit, checking or PayPal account:

Download Suggested Food Donations for the Backpack Program




Food for Kids makes a difference in the lives of impoverished children by providing kids identified by teachers, counselors, and school nurses with discrete backpacks, filled with nutritious, child-friendly foods to utilize on weekends and holidays when other resources – such as school breakfast and lunch programs – aren’t available.  The program is designed to meet the needs of children who rely on these resources as their only, or only reliable, source of food.


We need backpack packers & delivery helpers!Register here to Volunteer
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