Feeding local, hungry children.
Hunger Doesn't Take the Weekend Off
When kids are well nourished, they can focus on learning and development, which creates a world of possibility. Kids Pack provides a backpack of food to more than 1,700 homeless and very low income children each weekend.
Kids Pack Works!
Children who participate in Kids Pack not only have improved access to nutritious food, but they also have consistently shown improvement in their performance at school, including better grades, behavior, participation, and attendance.
90% of teachers reported that Kids Pack had a positive impact on their students
83% of teachers reported that Kids Pack helped improve their students’ school performance
74% of parents reported that because of Kids Pack, they worried less about feeding their child over the weekend
Voices From Our Community
“Thank you for the food because they’re delicious and you take care of us. Don’t stop giving them; I never had snacks at home. Thank you!” Melanie | Student at San Antonio Elementary (PUSD)
How it Works:
1 in 4 children in this region live in poverty and are at risk of going to bed hungry, and more than half of the children in public schools within the Inland Empire United Way’s service area are enrolled in the federal free and reduced meal program at their schools.
Through partnerships with local schools, businesses, and other community groups, the Kids Pack program provides homeless and very low-income school children with backpacks of nutritious food each weekend, when school meals are not available, so they can engage in school and succeed.