ABOUT PAWTUCKET BACKPACKERS
Feeding Children in our Community
Did you know 1 in 5 Rhode Island children live in poverty?
We're here to help.
The Backpackers program responds directly to student hunger by
providing students throughout the district with a bag of food for the weekend
(--when school breakfasts and lunches are not available).
Here is a list of the most commonly needed donation items:
Fruit cups or pouches
Peanut butter or cheese crackers
Pop tarts (or other breakfast bar)
Instant oatmeal packets
Cereal- individual serving boxes or cups
Fruit snacks/ fruit leathers
`Or any other shelf-stable, kid friendly foods!