Backpack Program

Support for families

Chief Joseph Elementary School PTO coordinates food backpacks to support our families dealing with food insecurity over weekends and extended breaks.

How can you help?

  • Food donations are always welcome and extremely appreciated. Please check out our "Wish List" below. Email to sign up for updates on current needs and donation days.

  • You may also make a tax-deductible financial contribution in support of the Backpack Program. Donations can be made through Paypal, select Backpack Program (see top right corner of page). We also love grocery store giftcards!

Backpack Program Wish List

Here are some examples of kid friendly "easy" foods (pop-top cans preferred!). We love high protein, easy to prepare food!

  • Heat and Serve Meals (shelf stable)

  • Snack Mix

  • Canned tuna or chicken

  • Pasta sauce

  • Instant oatmeal packets

  • Pop Top Soup or Chili

  • Peanut butter

  • Granola or Fruit bars

  • Mac and Cheese/Knorr Sides

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