School Weekend Food Backpack

Some families have a hard time making ends meet. Schools offer free & reduced lunch and breakfasts (more on that here).  For weekends and school breaks, some families find that a backpack full of food for the child over the weekend is really helpful. 

Each participating student receives a backpack full of food for the weekend.

The program is free and confidential.

To learn more, contact your school nurse or counselor, or contact Alice Cable at or 603-835-0006 x664.  

We are a chapter of End 68 Hours of Hunger.

End 68 Hours of Hunger is a public not-for-profit effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive at school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive at school on Monday morning.

This weekend program, established in New Hampshire in 2011, puts nourishing food in the hands of school children to carry them through the weekend.

Our local programs are entirely volunteer-based. 100% of donations go to support ending food insecurity in your community.  95% goes directly to purchasing food and 5% goes to administrative costs such as insurance and state & federally-mandated requirements.

How You Can Help

Donate Food

Here's our wishlist - you don't have to buy from Amazon, but certain brands and sizes work really well.

Financial Support

Donate to the Charlestown or Fall Mountain Food shelf because they help us so much!

Donate to our End68 campaign so we can continue to provide food as needed

Donate your Time

Want to help out? Let us know!

You can contact School Community Liaison, Alice Cable, at or 603-835-0006 x664.