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.
Backpack Meals has the generous support of many local organizations, including:
Domestic Hunger Grant of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Assistance League of the Eastside
Lester and Bernice Smith Foundation
Knights of Columbus
And the families of many Bellevue & Redmond Churches and Mosques, including:
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