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Food/Snack Backpacks

These backpacks filled with food will help children and youth experiencing food insecurity.


The backpacks will be distributed to children and youth through a number of our partner organizations and local schools. (Please include only non-perishable food and avoid glass packaging.)

Please reach out to us for more information or to let us know about your volunteer efforts! 

***Additionally, please see our note about the types of donations HELPIS does and does need here. 

Suggestions for the Food/Snack Backpacks:
  • Backpack

  • Granola bars

  • Peanut butter (plastic jars)

  • Jelly (plastic jars or bottles)

  • Sandwich crackers

  • Applesauce packs

  • Fruit snacks

  • Canned soup or Cup of soup

  • Fruit cups

  • Cereal

  • Macaroni and cheese

  • Oatmeal packets

  • Small bags of pretzels, goldfish crackers, etc.

  • Canned meals with pop-off tops (spaghetti, ravioli, stew, etc.)

  • Bottled water

  • Gift cards

  • Other items you think will be helpful


We also accept donations of individual items and gift cards which can be combined with others to create Food/Snack Backpacks by our HELPIS volunteers.

If you would like to make one or more of these Food/Snack Backpacks, or contribute items so that we can put some together, please let us know.

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