Purpose and History
Founded in 2010, Backpack Buddies of Hilton Head, is the signature program of the Hunger Coalition of the Lowcountry. Starting with 50 children, the Backpack Buddies program currently provides nutritious weekend meals to 260 children to take home each Friday afternoon. Healthy, shelf stable food and fresh fruit are placed in backpacks to provide weekend meals for children who receive free and subsidized breakfast and lunches at school during the week.
“Backpack Buddies means to me that they give us food. And that they care about us that we get it every Friday.”
– comment from a Backpack Buddies child
“My daughter very much enjoys the food that she brings home and she also likes to go to school well prepared to study.”
– comment from the parent of a Backpack Buddies child