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TEFAP | First Things First | CSFP | Backpack Program
What is a Back Pack Program?
This program is geared toward providing children with nutritious food on the weekends when school is not in session. The Yuma Community Food Bank is working in conjunction with schools to provide backpacks for 28,050 backpacks annually!
- Desert Sonora Elementary
- Orange Grove Elementary
- Tierra Del Sol Elementary
- Valle Del Encanto
- Somerton Middle School
- Dateland Elementary
The program is implemented as follows...
The Yuma Community Food Bank drops off backpacks with nutritional foods and snacks every scheduled Friday so that students and parents can partake during the weekend.
Students must return Backpacks on Monday morning so that each backpack can be refilled and ready for pick up on Friday.
This program is made available to Students by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), United Way of Yuma, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Arizona, Kroger (Fry's), Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden) and Fort Yuma Rotary Club.