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BackPack Food Program

Sponsor a McLeod County elementary student for the year.
$200 will provide weekend food and school supplies.​

The "Backpack" Food Program is a program to send food home in the backpacks of area elementary school students who receive free and reduced-price lunches.  The food will be placed discreetly in the students' backpacks on Fridays, to help tide them over the weekend. During the summer it helps support our Summer Lunch Program.

We are always in need of your donations (sometimes more desperately than others).  If you would like to donate food use the list to the right to help you shop for items.  We would prefer monetary donations as we can make your dollars go further with our bulk buying options.  But the bottom line is we need your support! Please consider a donation to an organization that uses your funds in your community. These dollars stay local!

Shopping List
  • Small boxes of cereal

  • Fruit cups/applesauce cups

  • Hot chocolate packets

  • 100% juice boxes

  • Pudding cups

  • Instant oatmeal packets

  • Kraft Easy Mac packets

  • Granola bars

  • "Jif to Go" small peanut butters

  • Chef Boyardee cups

  • Carnation Instant Breakfasts

  • Small boxes of raisins

Click here for a printable PDF Shopping List

For food donations, you can leave in the following convenient drop locations: 

  • Cashwise of Hutchinson

Items can be left in drop boxes or specially marked shopping carts at the checkout area

McLeod County School Back Pack Program

Click here to see a complete listing of free meals available in or community.

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