Backpack Program

To Offset Developmental Delays Caused by Malnutrition

The Southeast Texas Food Bank BackPack Program provides sacks of kid-friendly, healthy meals to some of the neediest children in Southeast Texas. Our program serves schools in eight counties and delivers food to 30 schools to serve over 1,200 children. The supplemental food that these children receive each week may help offset or reverse some of the developmental delays caused by even mild malnutrition that is associated with poverty.