BackPack Program

Backpack program

Over 300,000 children in our area receive 2 out of 3 meals at school. On the weekend, they often go without meals. Gleaners partners with local schools to distribute BackPacks filled with nutritious food for the weekend to children who rely on free school meals during the week. The BackPack program provides about 6 meals to hungry children on the weekends. 

Each BackPack contains:

  • two 8 ounce shelf stable milks
  • two 15 ounce cans of protein
  • one 15 ounce can of fruit
  • one 15 ounce can of vegetable
  • 12-15 ounces of whole grain cereal or plain crackers

VOLUNTEER

Backpack Program locations and hours:


DETROIT - Kids Helping Kids
2131 Beaufait, Detroit MI 48207
866-GLEANER (453-2637), ext. 231
Please contact us to schedule your group to volunteer for KHK Detroit » 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday  
9:00am - 11:30am

Tuesday & Wednesday
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Saturday
1:00pm - 3:15 PM 
Detroit offers Family Day for individual families to join KHK groups every third Saturday.


WARREN - Kids Helping Kids
24140 Mound Rd., Warren MI 48091
866-GLEANER (453-2637), ext. 231
Please contact us to schedule your group to volunteer for KHK Warren »
 
Thursday
9:30am-11:30am
12:30pm-2:30pm


PONTIAC - Kids Helping Kids
120 E. Columbia, Pontiac MI 48343
866-GLEANER (453-2637), ext. 403
Please contact us to schedule your group to volunteer for KHK Pontiac »

Tuesday - Saturday
9:00am - 11:30am
12:30pm - 2:30pm 


Become a BackPack Recipient

The program is made possible by generous donations from foundations, companies and the community. To contribute to the Backpack Program, call Rachelle Bonelli at 866-GLEANER, ext. 230 or email rbonelli@gcfb.org