Backpacks: The Backpack Program supplies agencies with backpack-friendly food for purchase, which is subsequently packed and distributed to children who receive free or reduced-price school meals during the week. Backpacks are distributed on weekends and holiday breaks to ensure children have the food they need at home.
Weekend Bites: FSWVA’s direct service Backpack Program distributes weekend food boxes containing nutritious, easy-to-prepare food for kids who receive free or reduced-price school meals during the week. Boxes also include meals for the family to prepare together, along with recipes, activities, and resource materials. This is a pilot program designed to reach communities that are underserved throughout FSWVA’s service region.