Pack the Bag

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For just $100, you can sponsor a child for the entire year!

Our annual Pack the Bag fundraiser is finally here! For 14 days, we’ll be working to feed the 14,395 children currently participating in the Food for Kids Program. Students in the program receive a bag full of nutritious & kid-friendly foods each week, thanks to the generous support of donors like you. A gift of $10 sponsors a student for the month, while a gift of $100 covers a child for the entire year.

Your gift today helps our children have a better tomorrow.

Food for Kids is a collaboration between Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee and hundreds of public schools within the food bank’s 18-county service area. The program provides healthy, easily-prepared food to children likely to miss meals on a regular basis. Teachers at each school compile a list of students in their classroom who may be at risk of hunger to receive food from the program.

Each bag of food contains fruit, dairy, veggies, grains, and a protein. These foods are all kid-friendly, requiring no additional utensils so that children are able to easily access them, no matter their home situation.

These children are discreetly given food — for themselves and any siblings they may have at home — every Friday throughout the school year. We often receive reports of improved self-esteem, behavior, and concentration among Food for Kids participants.


Reach out today to learn more about what we do, get involved, or for additional information about our resources.