In Yakima County many children live without three daily meals. To help lessen the impact on some of these children’s lives, Sunrise Outreach Center operates weekend meal backpack programs in the communities of Mabton and Harrah. Children in need can stop by the school office or counselor’s office and pick up a backpack filled with nutritious food to eat over the weekend.
To ensure the inclusion of wholesome, easy-to-prepare foods and healthy snacks for these backpacks, we ask that community members that want to support this program donate funds for us to purchase these foodstuffs.
If you’d like to donate to support the Backpack Program, please contact us.
Transform Yakima Together also coordinates a backpack program for several schools in the Yakima School District. See more information on their Backpack Program, on the TYT website.