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BackPack Program

BackPack Program


Dear Parents/Guardians,
    Hudson Community School is partnering with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank to provide the BackPack Program to students during the school year.  The program begins in September and will continue throughout the school year.
    The BackPack Program is a free program that provides kid-friendly, non-perishable food for students most in need to eat over weekends and breaks when school meals are not available and there may be little or no food to eat.  Please carefully consider your family’s economic status and determine if this program is something needed by your child(ren).  If the BackPack Program is something your family depends upon, please complete the attached registration form.  If you are able to make do without this assistance, please allow this program to be used by others. 
    Items distributed in the BackPacks include cereal, peanut butter, juice, fruit cups, pop-top meals, soup, and granola bars.  The food will be distributed to your child at the end of the school day on Friday.  Please explain to your child that the food must not be eaten or opened until they are home.  If this happens, your child may lose the privilege of participating in the program.
        Parents and guardians concerned with food allergies need to be aware that BackPack Program items may include ingredients such as nuts, soy, wheat, eggs and milk. The Northeast Iowa Food Bank and [School Name] will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to food consumed.
    The Northeast Iowa Food Bank strives to include healthy and safe food. All food is labeled and sealed by the manufacturer.  While some products might be past the marked best-by date, we have worked with the manufacturer to ensure they are still safe to consume. If you open an item and notice a problem, please contact the Northeast Iowa Food Bank immediately. 
Daniel Hofer                                                                 Jennifer Ersland
Partner Capacity Manager                                            NHS Advisor, English Teacher
Northeast Iowa Food Bank                                           Hudson Community School
319-235-0507 ext. 127                                                  319-988-3233



  Click here for registration form     


The BackPack Program is a program of the 

Northeast Iowa Food Bank

1605 Lafayette Street 

P.O. Box 2397 

Waterloo, IA 50704 

(319) 235-0507 ∙