Accepted Foods

At Backpack Brigade we look out for our kids. We strive to provide a variety of meal items that are safe, nutritious, easy to prepare and, of course, yummy. We do not distribute foods that pose common allergy hazards or are likely to perish quickly. Here's a list of our most-desired food items. If you have questions about other items, please contact us anytime. Whether you are considering an individual food donation or leading a food drive, we really appreciate your help. Thank you!


  • Ready-to-Eat
  • Beef Sticks
  • Cereal (Individual Cups/Boxes)
  • Fruit Cups
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Granola Bar
  • Peanut Butter Cups (Individual)
  • Raisins (Lunch-Box Sized Boxes)
  • Ritz Crackers (Sleeves)
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Trail Mix (Individual Bags)
  • Microwavable
  • Beefaroni (Pop Top)
  • Chicken Noodle (Pop Top)
  • Cup O Noodle
  • Mac n Cheese (Instant Cup)
  • Oatmeal (Instant)
  • Tomato Soup (Pop Top)
  • Top Ramen
  • Tuna Salad (Pre-Made Kits)
  • Stovetop
  • Beans (1lb Bags)
  • Chicken Soup (Cans)
  • Mac n Cheese (Boxes)
  • Rice (1lb Bags)
  • Spaghetti (Boxes)
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Drinks
  • Juice (8oz)
  • Milk (8oz, Shelf Stable)

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