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There are 40,000 kids who face the risk of weekend hunger in Washington State. Every child deserves to eat on the weekend.

Just $7 feeds one child for the entire weekend.

We END Weekend Hunger
for Kids in King County and Beyond

The reality is that many students rely solely on the sometimes-free breakfasts and lunches provided at school. So on weekends and breaks they experience food insecurity from Friday lunch to Monday breakfast.

Backpack Brigade delivers weekend-hunger relief every week of the school year. Our community of volunteers pack thousands of bags of kid-friendly, easy-to-cook food and deliver them to schools in Seattle, Renton, Highline and Bellevue where they're distributed by school staff to students in need. We are strengthened by small donors who believe every student in King County deserves a hunger-free weekend.

Backpack Brigade - Food Finding Kids
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School Administrator

"Every week I see the same students grab bags of food, and over the last year or so, I have noticed that the students who are taking the food feel more comfortable asking for other services as well. Providing this food for our students shows them that we care about them even when they go home for the weekend, and this helps them feel more engaged and supported here at school."
Volunteers loading food crates into a car.

1.7 M

delivered each
school year


receive weekly
Students carrying lunch bags.


served weekly

How You Can Get Involved

Donate to provide meals for a child in the King County this weekend.

Become a volunteer to pack, prep, or drive meals to a school with kids in need.

Learn about the weekend hunger gap in Washington and how Backpack Brigade addresses it.

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Thank You to Our Volunteers!