OUR BACKPACK PROGRAM is available during the school year and during school breaks, to South Whidbey youth who are in need of nutritious food on the weekends. Families can sign up as many children as they have in their household. Lunches are available each Thursday for students to take home after school. Home delivery or pick-up from the Good Cheer Food Bank is also an option.
Lunches are extra large and include:
2 sandwiches (or burritos)
2 pieces of fresh fruit
A variety of fresh vegetables (may include cherry tomatoes, carrot and celery sticks, snap peas, broccoli)
2 servings of string cheese
a home baked muffin, bar or cookie
*Additional seasonal items may also be included
For teens & others needing supplemental nutrition, we have two SELF-SERVE refrigerators stocked with FREE, ready-to-eat lunch items. Located inside Good Cheer's two South Whidbey Thrift Stores.