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BackPack Program

A program of Feeding America, the mission of the BackPack Program™ is to help alleviate child hunger by addressing the lack of food resources on weekends and holidays for children who are at-risk for hunger by providing backpacks stocked with groceries for families to prepare at home. On a weekly basis, Second Harvest works to distribute over thousands of backpacks in Lorain, Erie, Huron and Crawford counties.

The BackPack Program™ is possible with support from Community Foundation of Lorain County, The Nordson Corporation Foundation, Stocker Foundation, Sodexo, Elyria City Schools and many other funders.

Current school districts include Lorain City Schools, Elyria City Schools, Oberlin City Schools, Norwalk City Schools, Bucyrus City Schools and Vermilion City Schools.