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Our Mission:

We END Weekend Hunger for Kids in King County.

Backpack Brigade partners with local communities to provide weekend hunger bags to school kids in need. We ensure every child is fed all weekend long.

How It All Began

Backpack Brigade was founded in 2014, when volunteers were surprised to learn that a significant number of Seattle school children face hunger each weekend. Many displaced students rely solely on the free breakfasts and lunches they receive at school, so weekends and breaks leave them without a reliable source of food.

Now, every Thursday during the school year, our volunteers pack bags of nutritious, easy-to-eat food and drop them at area K-12 schools, where they are distributed to students in need. Powered by volunteers and strengthened through donations and sponsors, Backpack Brigade aims to provide better food to more of Seattle’s hungry children each weekend.

We Serve 94 Schools in King County

Aki Kurose Middle School

Bailey Gatzert Elementary School

Beacon Hill Elementary School

Bellevue School District

Beverly Park Elementary School

Benson Hill Elementary School

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Bryn Mawr Elementary School

Campbell Hill Elementary School

Cedarhurst Elementary School

Chinook Middle School

Dearborn Elementary School

Des Moines Elementary School

Dimmit Middle School

Dunlap Elementary School

Edmond S. Meany Middle School

Emerson Elementary School

Evergreen High School

Glacier Middle School

Graham Hill Elementary School

Hamilton international Middle School

Hawthorne Elementary School

Hazelwood Elementary School

Hazen High School

Highlands Elementary School

Highline High School

Hilltop Elementary School

Hilltop Heritage Elementary School

Honey Dew Elementary School

John Muir Elementary School

John Stanford International School

Kennydale Elementary School

Kimball Elementary School

Lakeridge Elementary School

Laurelhurst Elementary School

Leschi Elementary School

Lincoln High School

Madrona Elementary School

Madrona K-8

Maple Elementary School

Maplewood Heights Elementary School

Martin Luther King Elementary School

McGilvra Elementary School

McMicken Heights Elementary School

Mercer Middle School

Meadow Crest ELC

Montlake Elementary School

Mt. Rainier High School

Orca K-8

Pacific Middle School

Puget Sound Skills Center

Rainier View Elementary School

Renton High School

Renton Park Elementary School

Renton Academy

Rising Star Elementary School

Risdon Middle School

Sartori Elementary School

Seahurst Elementary School

Sierra Heights Elementary School

South Shore K-8

St. Therese Catholic Academy

Stevens Elementary School

Summit Sierra High School

Sylvester Middle School

Talbot Hill Elementary School

Talley High School

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

Tiffany Park Elementary School

Tyee High School

Washington Middle School

Wellspring Learning Center

White Center Heights Elementary School

Wing Luke Elementary School

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