Food For Kids Backpack Program
One in four children is considered food insecure in Oklahoma.
The Food for Kids Backpack Program provides nutritious, kid-friendly food to food insecure students to take home on Friday after school. Without this food, many students would return to school on Monday having eaten little or no food on the weekend. The Food Bank distributes 5,000 backpacks of food each week to students in preschool through high school in Tulsa County.
This program is run as a direct service by the Food Bank in Tulsa County. In communities outside of Tulsa County, the program is coordinated through Partner Programs. Partner Programs distribute 3,600 backpacks of food each week in the rural counties of eastern Oklahoma.