The Feeding the Future Backpack Program provides food to children at 10 area elementary schools each weekend during the school year. These schools are "Title 1" schools that have a high percentage of children on the "Free and Reduced Lunch program."
Each Friday, each eligible child takes home a sack filled with:
- 2 breakfast items
- 2 lunch items
- 2 snacks
- 1 fresh or canned fruit
- 1 canned vegetable
The program is available in seven Arvada and three Wheat Ridge elementary schools: Allendale, Arvada K-8, Fitzmorris, Foster, Thomson, Kullerstand, Lawrence, Pennington, Stevens and Swanson.
In addition, homeless children at Parr, Peck and Secrest are participating in the program.
To receive the weekend food pack parents must register with the participating schools.