Our BackPack Program provides a supplemental supply of weekend food to children in need.  Operating in over 16 school districts and over 40 schools throughout NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin, our program provides a small bag of food at the end of each school week to those who qualify.

What types of foods are available?

Our availability varies but often includes shelf-stable entrees like soup or pasta, fruits and vegetables, cereal, snacks and more.

How do I know if I qualify?

Our program is available for food insecure or chronically hungry children.  If your child is in need of additional food please contact your child’s teacher, counselor or school nurse to see how you can enroll.

What’s required?

Your child’s school will communicate what may be needed to enroll in our program.

How does it work?

Once your child is enrolled in our BackPack Program they will receive their bag of food at the end of the school week.  The bag is 3-6 pounds and may be carried home in your child’s own book bag or backpack.

For More Information:

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
(218) 336-2312 | (888) 727-5653
[email protected]