Hands On Hartford

Backpack Nutrition Program

Many kids in Hartford receive free lunch throughout the week at school, but struggle to find enough food to eat on the weekends. Our Backpack Nutrition Program distributes backpacks containing four meals, drinks and snacks to children each Friday during the school year, plus weekly enhancements such as fresh fruit, nutrition resource information and school supplies. We currently serve over 225 children at 8 local schools in the city.

Key Volunteer Responsibilities

To volunteer in the Backpack Nutrition Program, please fill out a volunteer application here.