The Food Bank of Iowa has partnered with local school districts to implement the BackPack Program™. A site coordinator is identified at each program location to assist with participant identification, program implementation, distribution, reporting and evaluation.
Elementary schools who are interested in becoming a Food Bank of Iowa program partner must apply for membership. Program members will be selected twice annually and must meet the minimum set of criteria with preference to those who service an underserved area.
- BackPack Program™ Application Forms must be submitted by March 15 in order to be considered for participation starting fall semester (August). Schools will be notified by April 15 of their potential partnership with the Food Bank of Iowa’s BackPack Program™.
- BackPack Program™ Application Forms must be submitted by September 15 in order to be considered for participation starting spring semester (January). Schools will be notified by October 15 of their potential partnership with the Food Bank of Iowa’s Backpack Program™.
Questions may be asked and/or clarification may be needed from your school as the applications are reviewed.
We are currently accepting applications from the following counties: Buena Vista, Calhoun, Clay, Dallas, Dickinson, Emmet, Franklin, Guthrie, Hamilton, Humboldt, Kossuth, Lucas, Madison, O'brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Sac, Warren, Worth and Wright.
Questions? Contact Kate Pauly, Child and Youth Program Coordinator, at 515-564-0330.