Children’s Programs

19 % of children in Westchester County are food insecure, many of which live in poverty low enough to federally qualify them to receive free or reduced-price school lunch. And school meals may be the only meals these children eat. Many go hungry over the weekend and when school is not in session.

We’re here to help.

BackPack Program

Feeding Westchester provides children with the nutritious, kid-friendly and easy-to-prepare food they need on the weekends. Each year we assemble nearly 60,000 “BackPacks” of child-friendly meals food for elementary school children who need it most. Each pack contains more than seven pounds of food, which is enough for six meals or more that kids can microwave or prepare even when adults aren’t home.