Texas ranked second highest state in the nation with number of hungry children. While the task can seem overwhelming, churches like First Baptist Church, Georgetown are tackling the need in their community head-on. The Backpack Buddy Program provides food for the weekend to school children on free and reduced lunch.  Over 725 children across ten elementary schools and one middle school are served. Teachers report that children who receive meals on the weekend arrive at school fed and ready to learn.

Join us to combat the hunger crisis in Georgetown by bringing non-perishable items. Please take a look at the recommended food list below. Your donation is greatly appreciated!


Food item/Container size     

Canned soup, 11 ¾  oz

Dry soup, Individual portions

Canned vegetables, 15 oz

Canned fruit (little or no sugar added), 15 oz

Mac n Cheese, Individual portions

Canned tuna fish, 5-7 oz

Canned chicken, 5 oz

Baked beans, 15 oz or smaller

Granola bars (all varieties),  8, 12, 24, 48 and 60 per box

Popping corn, Individual pouches

Fruit juice,  6 to 8 oz cartons

Peanut butter,  16 oz container or smaller

Shelf stable milk,  8 oz cartons

Dried beans, black or pinto,  1 lb bag

Pasta, 1 lb bag

Rice,  1 lb bag

Top Ramen, 3 oz package

Raisins, Individual portions

Breakfast cereal,   Individual portions

Oatmeal,  Individual pouches

Hot chocolate mix,  Individual pouches

Pudding (snak pak), Individual portions ready to eat

Nabs (peanut butter crackers), 1 ½ oz package

These items are selected for individual consumption and ability for a young child to carry in a backpack.  For more information go to  www.georgetownbuddies.com.