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Help Us End Weekend Hunger

Making a difference one backpack at a time

At the Bremerton Backpack Brigade, our mission is to nourish the future by ensuring that no child goes hungry, even when they leave the school doors behind. Through our innovative program, we send backpacks filled with nutritious food home with kids every weekend during the school year, helping to ensure they arrive to school on Monday morning ready to learn.

Our impact extends far beyond the backpacks we provide. With each backpack, we are breaking down barriers to success and building a stronger foundation for these children's futures. By addressing the critical issue of weekend hunger, we are:

  1. Supporting Academic Achievement: Proper nutrition is an essential ingredient for academic success. By ensuring that children have access to nourishing meals over the weekends, we are helping them stay focused, energized, and ready to engage in their studies. As a result, we are contributing to improved attendance, higher grades, and enhanced learning outcomes.

  2. Boosting Physical and Mental Well-being: Nutritious food is not only essential for physical health but also for mental well-being. Our backpacks provide balanced meals that support children's growth, development, and emotional resilience. By reducing food insecurity, we are fostering a sense of stability and confidence in our young beneficiaries.

  3. Fostering Community Engagement: Our program brings together schools, families, volunteers, and local organizations, fostering a sense of community and shared responsibility. By collaboratively addressing the issue of childhood hunger, we are building stronger connections and empowering communities to work together for the well-being of their children.

  4. Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Childhood hunger is often a symptom of larger systemic issues, including poverty. By providing consistent access to nutritious food, we are breaking the cycle of food insecurity and its potential long-term impact on these children's lives. We are investing in their potential, helping them break free from the constraints of poverty, and creating a path towards a brighter future.​

Together, with the support of dedicated volunteers, generous donors, and compassionate partners, we are transforming the lives of countless children through our backpack program. We are not just providing meals – we are sowing the seeds of hope, resilience, and opportunity. Our impact ripples through families, schools, and neighborhoods, creating a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant future for all.

How Can I Help?



The Bremerton Backpack Brigade is a 100% volunteer run organization.  We rely on volunteers like you to continue providing food to hungry kids.  Check out our volunteer page to see what opportunities we have available and to connect with us to start volunteering

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The Bremerton Backpack Brigade relies on donations from our community to help feed kids and families in the Bremerton area.  Your donation of money or goods will directly impact a family in need. You can donate now through our PayPal donation site or by purchasing needed items off our Amazon Wishlist

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