Weekend Backpack Food Program 2017-03-25T01:43:05+00:00

Stop Weekend Hunger with the Food for Kids “Weekend Backpack” program

Ballard High School students shouldn’t go hungry when school is out

The Weekend Backpack program gives students in need  food over the weekend — 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners and menus are rotated for weekend-backpack-food-program-ballard-high-school-ptsavariety.  Students can request vegetarian or special dietary options. It’s all very discrete. The backpacks are distributed on Thursday or Friday.

How it works:

Ballard High School, BHS PTSA and the Ballard Food Bank are working together to provide weekend meals for students who are in need throughout the school year.

  • We provide 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners & snacks to all students in need
  • Food is distributed discreetly to students on Thursdays or Fridays for the weekend
  • We rotate menus to provide different meal options, including vegetarian and other dietary requests
  • For more information about signing up, food offered or other questions about the program,

If you know of a student who is homeless, FRL or anyone who needs food, please contact Anne.Chu@swedish.org at the BHS Teen Health Center, 206-781-6400.

To help  support this program, please donate to the Ballard Food Bank.

Host a Food and Hygiene Drive

Help support BHS Students, Families and Neighbors with a Winter Food and Hygiene Drive at your house, business or community location. Check here for more instructions and the four easy steps for a food drive.

We’ve got the list of food, sample emails and how to drop off food with the Ballard Food Bank.

Questions or  comments, contact Heidi Bennett. Sponsored by the BHS Teen Center, Ballard Food Bank and Ballard High School PTSA working together to cultivate an excellent education environment for all Ballard High School students.