The Feeding the Future Backpack Program provides food to more than 1,700 children at 15 area elementary schools and 2 Head Start programs each weekend during the school year. The 15 elementary 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:
- breakfast items
- lunch items
- fresh or canned fruit
- canned vegetable
The program is available in eight Arvada and three Wheat Ridge elementary schools: Allendale, Arvada K-8, Fitzmorris, Foster, Kullerstand, Lawrence, Pennington, Secrest, Stevens, Swanson, and Thomson.
In addition, homeless children at Fremont, Parr, Peck, and Weber participate in the program.
Since January 2015, the Feeding the Future Backpack program has been serving all the the Children enrolled in Jefferson County’s Head Start locations.
To receive the weekend food pack parents must register with their participating school.