Many children in the Petal community go home from school on Friday not knowing whether or not they would have food to eat over the weekend. First Bridge sends free weekly food backpacks home with children over the weekend who attend Petal Primary School. Each child receives enough shelf stable food items to have two meals and one snack per day for the weekend. By sending the food backpacks home each weekend, we are striving to end food insecurities in Petal.
Current Shelf Stable Food Items:
*Peanut Butter & Jelly and Spaghetti are sent home during school holidays*
If your child or someone you know is in need of food backpacks for the weekend, use the link below to contact us.
Hunger affects child development and health. Even short-term hunger has a lasting effect on cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being.
how can you help?
pack or deliver food
For more information about volunteering to pack or deliver food backpacks, contact us.
You can donate any of the above food items to help grow the food backpack program.
Your donation will be used to improve our food backpack program so that we can work to enhance the quality of life for children and families by meeting this physical need.