Our History

Backpack Society was started in 2019 with a mission to alleviate hunger among schoolchildren in Douglas County, Colorado by providing supplemental nutrition on the weekends and during school breaks that they otherwise would go without.


Research proves that hunger in school children leads to poor school performance, anxiety, nervousness, and a lowered amount of social interaction among their peers. A program that fills the gap of meals that are not provided on the weekend could potentially lessen these negative problems and sustain healthy developmental growth.