Children are hungry in Bellevue. You can help.

Every weekend, children go hungry.  In Bellevue.

For too many Bellevue school kids, the only meals they get are at school.  On the weekends, they don’t have enough to eat.  When children are hungry, everything else is harder, including learning.

The Backpack Meals for Kids program is working to fill that gap.

Backpack Meals for Kids provides free, easy-to-make meals each Friday so they have food to eat over the weekend.  Backpacks are also provided free to children who need them when they join the program.

Because children shouldn’t go hungry on the weekends.




Purchase art and sponsor a child!faridapaint

Local artist Farida Hakim is donating her beautiful artwork to help raise money for Backpack Meals for Kids! Your purchase of an original $360 painting commissioned just for you will sponsor a child for a full school year. You may also order a set of blank notecards printed from original paintings to support Backpack Meals for Kids. Please visit for more information.

*Farida Hakim is a member of the Association of Fine Arts and Northwest Watercolor Society.



In the News:  Backpack Meals highlighted by Eastside Pathways

Backpack Meals is a partner with Eastside Pathways, a crucial organization supporting community service across the Eastside.  Eastside Pathways recently highlighted Backpack Meals on their website.  Thank you to Eastside Pathways for their support!  Read the article here.


Learn about Backpack Meals and the work being done for hungry children in Bellevue. 


Backpack Meals has the generous support of many local organizations, including:

Windermere Foundation
Bellevue Sunrise Rotary

Lehmbecker Law
Domestic Hunger Grant of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Assistance League of the Eastside 
Knights of Columbus
Microsoft Matching
Lester and Bernice Smith Foundation
Herzl-Ner Tamid

And the families of many Bellevue & Redmond Churches and Mosques, including:

Thank you to our supporters


Eastside Christian Community Church
Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Muslim Community Resource Center, which coordinates their services with the Mosques on the Eastside
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
East Shore Unitarian Church
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
Cross-of Christ Lutheran Church
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Bellevue First Methodist Church
The Champions Centre Bellevue
Newport Presbyterian Church
St. Louise Parish
Church of the Resurrection