Mission and Vision
No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and feed.
“Together, no child will go hungry”
More than 40 people volunteer each week.
They make the difference in the lives of around 100 kids.
You can help … call us!
100% Volunteer Staffing
Food Backpack for Kids is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Florence, Oregon. We are parents and grandparents from Florence and Mapleton who deeply care and refuse to see any child going through dumpsters for food.
Food Backpack for Kids is a Kid-Friendly School-based Program – Because the most essential school supply is food.
In Oregon, nearly one in three children struggle with hunger. Households with children experience food insecurity at close to double the rate of households without children. Food insecurity puts children at risk for behavioral, cognitive and other health-related problems that can affect their well being and long-term development. We believe children should worry about tether ball and academics and not about their next meal.
Better nutrition=better students=a better community.
How is this not a good thing?