We deliver over
every school year
We serve over
in over 84 schools
In Washington state
1 in 5 kids are food insecure
and you can help
Get a 360-Degree View of Hunger
See our video series "Perspectives on Ending Weekend Hunger" to get a complete view of the current state of hunger in our community. Watch the first episode here and see more on our Perspectives page.
Episode 1 - Helen, School Counselor
Helen talks about the state of hunger in her school and Backpack's role in helping her students thrive. Stan cameos as the cheerful delivery driver.
UW Finds Food Insecurity Doubled During Pandemic
University of Washington researchers have found that 30% of state residents are at risk of going hungry compared to 14% before Covid-19. Read more
Childhood Poverty Costs the U.S. $1T
A study has shown that the economic impact of childhood poverty is over one trillion dollars, about 5.4% of the U.S. G.D.P. Read more
Volunteer of the Month
Frank Cech keeps our operation running, full stop. From masterminding a crucially needed ramp out back, to installing bathroom fixtures, to laying out our warehouse, Frank has donated his time so generously to our organization and we can't thank him enough!
Frank spends his time working on his sailboat and sailing the sound with his wife and two sons. A former Boeing engineer, his expertise brings great idea after great idea to our humble operation and that's why he's out Volunteer of the Month (or year for that matter)!
Thank you Backpack Brigade Brigadiers!
Your on-going support has a huge impact on weekend hunger for Seattle's kids!
Jonathan Sprenke - Dave Brewer - Matthew Brewer - Katy Lowry - Rachel Emery
Board Members Needed!
You can help us end child hunger