Monetary Donations

The Douglas County Backpack Buddies Program is a charitable non-profit organization (tax ID# 81-1442001). Monetary Donations are tax deductible and used to support program costs.  

$5.00 feeds one child for a weekend

$20.00 feeds one child for a month

$200.00 feeds one child for a school year

Please make your donation check payable to: Douglas County Backpack Buddies Program and send to:

          Douglas County Backpack Buddies Program 

          C/O Lin Larson 

          1295 Bridle Way 

          Minden, NV 89423


Desired Food 

Individual Servings of: 

* Tuna, chicken, Vienna sausage - canned or pouch

* Chili, spaghetti, ravioli, pork & beans - canned 

* Vegetables - canned

* Fruit - canned or fruit/applesauce cups

* Soup - canned, Top Ramen

* Easy Mac, Macaroni & Cheese

* Cereal - individual serving boxes

* Oatmeal- instant packets 

* Popcorn - microwave packets

* Crackers with cheese or peanut butter

* Granola bars, nuts, trail mix, fruit rollups, raisins (individual servings)

Food Donations and Volunteer Opportunities

For further information about how and where to donate food or to volunteer, please contact Lin Larson at or call (775) 267-6737.