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Our Goal

Our goal is to act as the link between community organizations and individuals who want to help hungry elementary school children in our schools. Through financial donations we purchase food from Second Harvest Community Food Banks. Volunteers then sort, pack and deliver a backpack of food to hungry children each weekend through their respective schools.


How Students are Helped

We have no overhead costs. All donations go directly to food purchases, all sorting, packing & delivery is accomplished by volunteers. The cost for one student for a year is $150. Each year we provide over six hundred backpacks to hungry children.

For many years, Leavenworth Backpack Buddies has provided nutritional supplements to underprivileged Students on Friday afternoons during the school year so that the Students will have food available to them over the weekend...Because hunger doesn't take the weekend off!



backpacks delivered yearly

Food for the weekend to provide nutrition even when the cupboards are empty.



hungry children fed

Leavenworth is home to many children and families in need. We do our best to make sure none slip through the cracks.



to feed one child for one year

We could not do this without the generous support of our partners and the generous Leavenworth community.


Backpacks Contain

Cans of pasta & meat
White & chocolate milk
Fruit & vegetables


Get Involved

If you are interested in helping with this program please donate on this website or by contributing through this website or by sending a check to the address below. Any amount helps a child in our area for the weekend. A donation of $150 feeds a child each weekend for a school year.

Leavenworth Backpack Buddies
PO Box 50, Leavenworth, KS 66048

make a donation

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Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up to help pack, load, unload and distribute to those in need.