We currently provide prepackaged bags of food in lieu of packing individual items. The prepacks have been developed by nutritionists at the national Blessings in a Backpack organization and are ordered through Sysco. These prepacks easily fit into a student’s backpack and are lightweight, making them easy to transport.
In the past, we provided seven ready-to-eat, kid-friendly, nutritious, non-perishable, and easy-to-prepare food items that were packed in-house every week and distributed to the schools we serve. Our food is purchased locally at Kroger, ordered through Sysco Services or donated. We follow menu guidance from the national Blessings in a Backpack organization.
Peanut Butter 16oz Jar (quarterly)
Menu 1: 15 oz Canned Pasta, 16 oz Canned Refried Beans, Snack Size Pudding, Ramen Noodles, Cereal, Scooby Snacks, Fruit Snacks
Menu 2: 15 oz Canned Pasta, 15 oz Canned Vegetable, Snack Size Applesauce, Ramen Noodles, Cereal, Scooby Snacks, Fruit Snacks
Menu 3: 15 oz Boxed Mac and Cheese Dinner, 5 oz Canned Tuna in Water, Snack Size Applesauce, Ramen Noodles, Cereal, Scooby Snacks, Fruit Snacks
Occasional Items: Granola Bars, Cereal Bars, Instant Oatmeal