Welcome, Parents!

Douglas County Backpack Buddies Program is a community-based charitable organization designed to provide non-perishable weekend food to in-need students (PreK-12) to help them achieve academic success, improved behavior, and better attendance.  Backpacks with seven meals are distributed to participating students each Friday so that they have adequate and nourishing food over the weekend - preparing them to learn on Monday.  Better test scores, improved reading, and math skills decrease in behavior problems, and increased attendance have been attributed to the participation in the Backpack Buddies Programs. The program is dependent on monetary and food donations from the community. 


So, if you know of a student in Douglas County in need, don't be afraid to reach out to Backpack Buddies!


We're here to help your student learn and grow.

For more information call 775-267-6737.

Thank you to NV Energy who has provided a grant to the Backpack Buddies Program
for 2022 in the amount of $5,000.