Weekend Backpack Food Program

The Backpack Program provides food items to families that are in need of assistance supplementing their meals over the weekend and long breaks from school. This program is completely confidential and free!  Backpacks are distributed by teachers on the last day before the weekend or break. Longer breaks will have more food items and may require pick up.

Participating Schools

Southside Early Learning Center
Herrman Elementary
Sparta Montessori

Sign Up

If you believe your child could benefit from this program, or if you have questions or concerns, please contact your school’s front office.

Volunteer or Donate

This program is run completely by wonderful volunteers and generously funded primarily by the Hunger Task Force out of La Crosse, Second Harvest Food Bank, the John Harrison Memorial Angel Lunch Fund and other donations.  If you are interested in volunteering or contributing food items or donations, please contact Rob Prestwood at rprestwood@spartan.org.