Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Donations can be made online by clicking the Donate Button below. Backpack Meals is a 501(c)3 organization.
Help Us Make A Difference!
$6 feeds one child
$24 feeds one child one month
$216 feeds one child each weekend for a school year.
Checks can be mailed to:
6947 Coal Creek Pkwy SE #120
Newcastle, WA 98059
Numerous companies match employer donations. Please see the list below or ask your employer if they will match a donation to Backpack Meals for Kids.
While Bellevue is known as an affluent area, poverty still exists within the city and our schools. This map shows all the schools we serve in the Bellevue School District. Our Bellevue students depend on our meals to stay fed over the weekend.
Backpack Meals has received generous support from many individuals in our community and the following organizations:
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Bellevue Sunrise Rotary
Domestic Hunger Grant of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Assistance League of the Eastside
Benevity Impact Funds
Lester and Bernice Smith Foundation
Knights of Columbus
Cherry Crest Elementary School
And the families of many Bellevue & Redmond Churches and Mosques, including:
Islamic Center of Eastside, Bellevue Mosque
Muslim Association of Puget Sound, Redmond Mosque
Muslim Community Resource Center services
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Muslim Community Resource Center
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
8 churches on the Eastside gave generously to help our neighbors get the food they need. Holy Cross Lutheran, St. Louise Catholic church, East Shore Unitarian, St. Madeleine Sophie, Aldersgate Methodist, St. Margaret Episcopal, St. Andrews Lutheran, and Cross of Christ Lutheran. Together they contributed $ 14,000.00 They live their mission!
Windermere again gave generously to Eastside Nonprofits and gave Backpack Meals for Kids 12,000.00
Bellevue Rotary contributed $15,000 to Backpack Meals for Kids to provide food for families.
We are grateful that we live in a community that is ready to help. Our mission could not be fulfilled without the commitment of the wonderful people of Bellevue.
Instead of needing meals on the weekend, many families in Bellevue need food every day. Backpack Meals has stepped up to the challenge. In addition to pre-packed food, we provide fresh produce like eggs cheese, and milk, as well as nonperishable foods and grocery cards. Our volunteers have been working every day to support the need and deliver food. We are grateful to them.