Mountaineer Food Bank’s BackPack Program, provides snacks and meals for kids who do not have enough food to eat on the weekends. For some children there is not enough food or not the proper nutritional foods, at home for adequate nutrition.
Nutrition deficiencies can lead to serious health problems; including, impaired cognitive development, growth failures, physical weakness, anemia and stunted growth. Good nutrition makes children better prepared for school. Kids become healthier, better focused and alert with better attendance rates and more eager to learn.
For more information contact Courtney Putnam
Phone: 304.364.5518 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Back Pack Programs are sponsored by Mountaineer Food Bank agencies. Looking to start a program for your school? Visit Become an Agency for more information on joining our feeding network.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. It provides food and administrative funds to States to supplement the diets of these groups.
Many programs utilize USDA TEFAP commodities.
For more information on feeding people and operating a feeding program click here.