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  • Where do you deliver?
    We deliver to 94 schools in Seattle, Bellevue, Renton and Highline School Districts every Thursday morning of the school year. A full list is available here:
  • Is all of your food donated?
    No! We convert all of our donations into purchasing food for kids. It's all we do. 100% of your donation goes toward purchasing food. We do accept donations from our Amazon wishlist of our most hard-to-find items.
  • How can I see if my school is signed up?
    To Be Added...
  • How big of a group can volunteer?
    We recommend a minimum of 5 people and a maximum of 15 for group volunteering.
  • How can I sign up to volunteer?
    Simply fill out our volunteer inquiry form and we'll get back to you right away:
  • What's in a bag?
    Our six menus (Standard, Vegan, Gluten Free, Hispanic/Latino, Asian-American, and Kosher/Halal) contain 3,000 calories of kid-friendly nonperishable food which includes 3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and 4 snacks. Students have the option for a cold bag as well which contains 1 apple, 1 cheese stick and 1 Gogurt.
  • How long has Backpack Brigade been serving schools?
    Backpack Brigade was founded in 2014 serving one school with 8 bags per week.
  • How many warehouses do you operate?
    One...for now.
  • Is my donation tax deductible?
    Yes! You should receive a thank you receipt for tax purposes. Please contact us if you need us to resend your receipt.
  • What's the minimum age to volunteer?
    12 with an adult and 16 unaccompanied.
  • How do I change my reoccurring donation amount?
    We are looking into this. We use a 3rd party to facilitate recurring donations.
  • Can I make a gift of stock or legacy?
    We're thrilled to announce that we have expanded our donation options! You can now support our organization by contributing stocks or using your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF).
  • Where does your funding come from?
    About a third of our funding comes from individuals who donate to support the mission, another third from city contracts (which cover our rent and salaries), and the final third from grants and community fundraising.
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