Believing that children, if well nourished, are able to participate more fully in the learning environment, McBackpack provides supplemental food to Poudre School District students and their families who otherwise would not have enough food over the weekend.
Each week McBackpack volunteers pack food and deliver it to schools throughout the district. At the schools, the food is then placed in backpacks and given to the children to take home.
McBackpack began in 2007 when Ann Randall and Gerry Lake approached the Poudre School District to see how they could help with something that would help the students.
McBackpack does not know the names of any of the students who receive the food bags - only the school names where the bags will be delivered. [Learn more here.]