The Weekend BackPack Food for Kids Program (BackPack Program) assists kids who may not have enough food to eat over the weekend by providing them with "BackPacks," or food bags on the Friday of each school week. Each bag contains enough food to feed a child over the weekend. This program is offered to children in grades K-12 and is provided at no cost to the students.
- 2 Breakfast items (cereal, oatmeal or breakfast bars)
- 2 Shelf-stable milks
- 2 Lunch entrees
- 2 Dinner entrees
- 2 100% juice boxes
- 2 Snacks (such as cheese crackers, granola bars, cookies, etc.)
- 4 Fruit items (applesauce, fruit cups, etc.)
Contact Tri-State Food Bank's Child Hunger and Outreach Programs Coordinator to see if the BackPack Program is available in your area.
To "adopt" a child, or to help support this much-needed program, download a sponsor form here.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) - Senior Meal Program
Seniors are often forced to choose between paying rent, utilities, medical bills, and buying food. Eligible seniors have access to this senior meal program that offers a monthly box of non-perishable food items to those that qualify (seniors must be 60 years or over and meet income and other eligibility guidelines).
Mobile Food Distribution Program
Tri-State Food Bank’s Mobile Food Distribution Program focuses on feeding people in under-served areas. Our goal is to supply food where it’s needed most. The mobile food distributions are arranged in partnership with local churches or other local service agencies, and are intended for residents in that area. At each mobile food distribution, a truckload of food is distributed directly to people at risk of hunger in the form of pre-packed boxes along with produce and other fresh items when available. Those receiving boxes will be required to provide their name, number in their household, and the county in which they reside. Please see our calendar by clicking here for a list of Mobile Food Distribution locations.
Tri-State Food Bank Programs
To find out if you might be eligible for one of these programs, complete the form below.