Food Backpack Program


With 1 out of 3 children hungry in Yavapai County, many of our kids rely upon The Kids Weekend Food Pack Program. The program is the only way many children receive adequate nutrition over the weekends. Food packs are available to qualifying students at partnering schools and child care programs throughout Yavapai County.

Food backpack programThe Kids Weekend Food Pack program is a joint project of the Yavapai Food Council, emergency food providers, Sedona Community Food Bank (SCFB), and inter-faith organizations. The backpacks provide a variety of healthy, shelf-stable, individually packaged food items to keep children nourished over the weekend when school meals aren’t available.

In 2015 alone, 28,559 meals were provided to hungry kids through the weekend backpack program! During that year, SCFB filled 54 food packs weekly, which were delivered to a local elementary school. Monthly, those food packs totaled just over 1400 pounds of food!

How can you help?

Easy! By donating foods for the food packs! Each pack contains 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinner sides, so remember, we need multiples of of everything. Foods need to be lunch-sized or individual-serving sized.

Some suggestions:

  • 100% juice,
  • hot and cold cereal,
  • granola bars,
  • cheese & crackers,
  • peanut butter & crackers,
  • tuna,
  • soup,
  • canned vegetables,
  • fruit cups,
  • applesauce,
  • shelf-stable milk,
  • fresh fruit.

Financial donations are always welcome

Donate $20 to Weekend Emergency Food Pack

Donate $60 to Weekend Emergency Food Pack

Donate $120 to Weekend Emergency Food Pack

Any Amount to Weekend Emergency Food Pack

Please contact SCFB, Yavapai Food Council, or your child’s school or daycare center to find out how your child might be helped by this program.