The Food for Kids Backpack program ® provides a bag full of healthy snacks and easily prepared meal items for children in need to take home and eat after school and on weekends. The program is available in every school in our region and children are identified by their school nurse or counselors for the program. About 5,000 children are now being served. Sponsors are secured every year so that every child in need of the Food for Kids program may be served.
Thank you to our major Food for Kids Sponsors: Ameriprise Financial, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, CenturyLink and CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, City of Bristol, Darden Restaurants Community Grants, Faith Lutheran Church, Food Lion Charitable Foundation, Harris Fund for Washington County - a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, Higher Ground Baptist Church, It It's Meant to Be Foundation, John Deere Foundation, Kingsport Community Foundation, Mooneyhan Family Foundation, The New York Life Insurance Foundation, Niswonger Foundation, The PeyBack Foundation, Powell Construction Company, The Red Nose Day Fund, Speedway Children's Charities, Target Corporation, Tri-Cities Corvette Club, Variety of East Tennessee, Walmart Foundation and the Watuaga Association of Baptists