Backpack Program 2016-12-20T16:15:38+00:00

Feeding the Future: Children’s Backpack Program

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
  • snacks
  • 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.

Contact us today

8555 W 57th Ave
Arvada, CO 80002

Phone: 303-424-6685

Fax: 303-403-9911

You can help.

When school is in session, the Feeding the Future Backpack Program is in full swing. With Federal budget cuts and changes to the State commodity food distribution, the Arvada Community Food Bank must increase our food purchases by 30% to meet our children’s program needs.

Please consider a cash gift to help our Backpack Program stay strong. Your donation of $120 covers the cost of a child for the entire school year. Each $1.00 you donate provides us with $2.50 of purchasing power.