Backpack Food Program
What is the Backpack Food Program
The Helping Hand Foodbank's Backpack food program provide nutritious, non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food to school age children to ensure they get enough food on weekends to avoid hunger when they are not at school. This food may help feed other members of the family as well. These bags are distributed at the homes to participating children in plastic or reusable bags on Thursday mornings.
The Backpack food program is run by volunteers and sustained by donations of community members and private foundations.
The Backpack program in Tillsonburg is currently supporting 65 children per week. With Covid-19, the volunteers who have been organizing this wonderful program decided to do home deliveries instead of taking the bags to the schools.
Volunteers are always needed to assist with this program which occurs on Thursday mornings and usually only takes about 90 minutes of your time.
If you are interested in supporting this program or becoming a volunteer please contact the food bank coordinator.
Without the generous support and partnership of businesses and community organizations, the Backpack Program would be greatly limited in its impact on our community and the children we serve. Any donation is valuable and appreciated, and most contributions are tax receipt able.
To donate to the Backpack Food Program consider the following:
Sponsor 1 child for 1 weekend of food $2.50
Sponsor 1 child for 1 month of food $10.00
Sponsor 1 child for 6 months of food $60.00
Sponsor 1 child for 1 year of food $120.00
Send your donation via e-transfer:
Please make a note on it of what your donating it for and add your name and address for receipt.