Backpack For Kids

The BackPack for Kids Program is a program that provides supplemental food and nutrition education to area families with children at Head Start. Each week 60 children receive backpacks on Friday with food that meets immediate nutritional needs and eases the financial burden on their families.

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backpack for kids

The program was launched this year by the 2013-2014 Freshman Forum and will continue to be operated by each incoming Freshman Forum group every year.

As a result of the BackPack Program, many teachers have reported:

  • Better school attendance
  • Improved school performance
  • Better concentration in the classroom
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Reduced signs of hunger
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If you are interested in making a donation to the program or would like to know more about the program, please contact the Freshman Forum Directors at 334-808-6214 or at

A special thanks to this year’s sponsors. 2013-2014 BackPack for Kids sponsors include:

  • Office of Civic Engagement
  • Troy University Faculty and Staff – Campus Food Drive
  • Miss Elite Society
  • Leadership Class
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Kappa Delta
  • Phi Mu
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Sigma Chi
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