Our Mission

The mission of Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids is to provide nourishment to vulnerable youth in Baltimore City in order to foster their academic success.

The Need

There are more than 3,000 homeless children in Baltimore City Schools.

The largest number are in kindergarten and first grades.

Baltimore City has no state or federally funded weekend feeding programs for school children.

 

Hungry children incur delays in their physical, intellectual and emotional development.

The Schools

2018 – 2019 schools being served

Arlington Elementary/Middle School

Arundel Elementary School

Barclay Elementary School

Collington Square Elementary/Middle School

Cross Country Elementary/Middle School

Fallstaff Elementary/Middle School

Govans Elementary School

Grove Park Elementary/Middle School

Gwynns Falls Elementary School

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary/Middle School

John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School

Liberty Elementary School

Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School

Mary E. Rodman Elementary/Middle School

Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School

Pimlico Elementary/Middle School

Southwest Baltimore Charter School

Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School

WIliam S. Baer School

Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle School