Donate to the Loudoun Backpack Coalition
The purpose of the Loudoun Backpack Coalition Program is to ensure no child goes hungry.Although the Backpack Buddies program at area schools helps feed many hungry students over weekends and breaks, the County's current programs are only funded to support 40% of families in need. LCPS and LEF are working with the Loudoun Backpack Coalition to fill that gap, but donations from community businesses are essential to its success. Please follow us on Facebook!
Why Gifts Are Necessary
Last year, one in six Loudoun County school children qualified for free or reduced-price school breakfast and lunches. Today, the County's programs are funded to support about 40% of the families in need. Many students rely on school meals for breakfast and lunch. It is difficult during weekends and extended breaks for some families to provide adequate nutrition for each person.
How You Can Help
This school year the LCPS Backpack Coalition Program is filling the gap for 24 schools, serving 1,339 students and ensuring children have food for the weekend. Since the 2014 Spring Pilot program, the Backpack Coalition has increased its students by more than 1,000%! And, more than one-third of all students receiving food on weekends get their food from the Backpack Coalition Program. The total cost is $5 per student averaging $6,695 a week. How can you help? Please make a tax-free donation to LEF / LCPS Backpack Coalition Program!