Madison County Schools, God's Outreach Food Pantry in Madison County and several area churches have partnered to provide food to children on weekends while school is in session. The Madison Backpack Program is sponsored by God's Outreach Food Pantry and food is distributed to students by the Family Resource/Youth Service Centers in Madison County Schools.
Most of the food distributed through the Madison Backpack Program are things that children can fix or handle themselves, such as granola bars, packages of raisins and other snacks. Canned items such as soups, vegetables and pre-packed items like macaroni and cheese are also available.
If you are interested in having your child participate in the Backpack Food Program, please contact the Family Resource/Youth Service Center at your child's school.