Childhood Hunger in WA
Most of us look forward to the weekend, but for the children in 1-in-4 Seattle families, weekends are not something to look forward to. The free breakfast and lunch these kids get at school are sometimes their only real meals during the week. After lunch on Friday, they go hungry until Monday. It’s hard to grasp the reality of spending weekends hungry. Headaches. No energy. Anxiety.
This is weekend hunger.
In Washington State, 46% kids quality for free and reduced lunch and nearly 40,000 kids experience homelessness.
Where We Serve
Backpack Brigade partners with local communities to provide weekend hunger bags to school kids in need. We work to ensure every child is fed all weekend long. With a bag that has three breakfasts, three lunches, three dinners and three snacks.
We have the infrastructure, the amazing volunteers, the distributors, and the passion to continue to meet the needs of the students we serve. All that’s missing is funding to reach every student, every week, to END weekend hunger for all children, one empty belly at a time. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for the support as we change and grow to meet the demands of 2023.