The BackPack Program was an initiative that The South Texas Food Bank, with the help of the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation, were able to launch in the summer of 2016.
The program proved to be a great success! Since then, there has been several organizations and individuals that have signed up to support this program: Webb County, the Red Nose Foundation and Hugo and Bibi Flores.
The backpacks are filled with nutritious, easy to open food that does not require stove top cooking.
The typical backpack contains a variety of food, including a source of protein and a juice.
The mission of the BackPack Program is to help alleviate child hunger by providing hungry children with nutritious and easy to prepare food at time when other resources are not available such as weekends and holidays when school campuses are closed.