Who are we?

We are concerned parents.



What does the Backpack Assistance Program do?

We add whole fruits and vegetables to existing backpack food bags which are distributed every Friday to children who are in need of food for the weekend and during school closures.



Who benefits from the Backpack Assistance Program?

Children in the Whitefish schools who receive free or reduced breakfast/lunch and who are recommended by teachers and counselors as the need arises.



How does the Backpack Assistance Program serve the children in our community?

Each week, two volunteers purchase a variety of whole fruits and vegetables to be distributed in our Whitefish schools. The fresh fruits and vegetables are packaged and placed in children’s backpacks. In addition to the fruits and vegetables, we provide snacks, dry goods, and nightly meals that are child-friendly to prepare. The Backpack Assistance Program also keeps a pantry stocked at the local middle school.



How is the Backpack Assistance Program funded?

The Backpack Assistance Program receives donations from local churches, businesses, and community members.



How can I help?

Please share this information with others and consider donating, so that we can help feed our Whitefish children.



Where do I send my donation?

Please send your donation to the following address to support our cause. Checks can be made payable to the Backpack Assistance Program, LLC or BAP.

Backpack Assistance Program
5094 Hwy 93 South
Whitefish, MT 59937


What if I know a child who could benefit from the Backpack Assistance Program?

If you know of a child who would benefit from this program, please contact Muldown Elementary at 406-862-8620 and ask for Kelly Talsma (Counselor) or Jay Stagg (Kitchen Director).