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About Us

No Child Should Go to Bed Hungry!

Students who qualify for a reduced or no cost lunch receive breakfast, lunch, and a snack at school. What happens on weekends?

They go hungry!

Not anymore, not in the Copper Country.

Our Mission Statement

To combat childhood hunger, 31 Backpacks will provide severely at-risk children with a backpack filled with nutritious child-friendly foods for them to take home on the weekends, when they might otherwise go hungry. The food is packed and ready to hand out at the end of each week. Children are selected by their eligibility for the federal free and reduced-price meal program and by the guidelines for identifying the chronically hungry child. This program is both free and confidential for the child and their family.

Schools Working With 31 Backpacks

Our goal is to partner with all schools in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties.

Current Schools: