Backpack Society was started in 2019 with a mission to alleviate hunger among school children in Douglas County, Colorado. With dignity and respect to the participants of Backpack Society, administration, volunteers, and the community alike we will provide these children with supplemental nutrition on the weekends 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.
Backpack Society will address the needs at ThunderRidge High first, then move to it's feeder schools, one school at a time. We hope to instill inspiration within others in the community through our program in the hopes that they would help us fight the issue at hand. By inspiring hope, we wish to gain enough support to the entire Douglas County School District.