Kidz Pacz

In an attempt to close the gap of summer time hunger, the Galveston County Food Bank has established the Kidz Pacz program. During the summer months, many children who depend on free or reduced meals at school often struggle to have enough food at home. Through our Kidz Pacz program we offer ready to eat, kid-friendly meal packs to eligible children for 10 weeks during the summer months.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the eligibility requirements?

Families must meet the TEFAP income guideline chart and live in Galveston County.  Children must be between 3 years old and 18 years old.

How do I register for the Kidz Pacz program?

Check our interactive map under Find Help on our website to locate a Kidz Pacz site near you. Please call the site location to confirm their office hours and registration process.

For further information contact Kelly Boyer at 409.945.4232 or kelly@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

What comes in the Kidz Pacz meal packs?

Each pack contains 2 breakfast items, 2 lunch items, and 2 snacks. An example may be; 1 cups of cereal, 1 breakfast bar, 1 can of raviolis, 1 jar of peanut butter, 2 juice boxes, 1 bag of cheese crackers,and  4 applesauce cups.

How often does an eligible child receive a meal pack?

Eligible children receive a pack once a week for the duration of the program which usually runs from the beginning of June until mid August.

How does a school or organization become a host site for Kidz Pacz program?

If you’re interested in becoming a host site to distribute the Kidz Pacz packs to children during summer, please email Kelly Boyer.

2021 Host Site Locations

Participants may only register at one site for the duration of the program.

Complete registration at site location.

Nutritious, kid-friendly food is provided for the weekend for at-risk children in schools grade K-12 and summer meal program sites. Many of these children rely on school meals to provide breakfast and lunch during the school year. During breaks, such as weekends and holidays, many of these children go home to little or no meals. The Galveston County Food Bank’s Backpack Buddy program works to fill that gap by providing nutritious, child-friendly food for school children to take home.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the eligibility requirements?

A child must attend a school approved for the Backpack Buddy Program and the child must qualify for free-and-reduced breakfast and lunch. If you are not sure if your child’s school is approved for the program, you can reach out to the school counselor.

How do I register my child for the Backpack Buddy program?

If your child’s school is approved for the Backpack Buddy Program, you can register your child by reaching out to the Backpack Buddy Site Coordinator (usually the school counselor or a Communities in Schools representative).

What comes in the Backpack Buddy packs?

Each pack weighs between 7-10 pounds and contains the following food items: 2 proteins, 2 fruits, 2 vegetables, 2 healthy snacks, 1 grain, and shelf-stable milk.

How often does an eligible child receive a Backpack Buddy pack?

Packs are distributed every Friday.

How does a school register for the Backpack Buddy program?

A representative staff member from the school may apply to join the Backpack Buddy Program by visiting here.  Then select  “Apply to join the 2020/2021 Backpack Buddy Program”.

For questions or assistance, please email Kelly Boyer.

Participating Schools

Arlyne & Alan Weber Elementary School- Houston
Bay Elementary- Seabrook
Brookside Intermediate- Friendswood
Brookwood Elementary- Houston
C.D. Landolt Elementary- Friendswood
Clear Lake Intermediate- Houston
Creekside Intermediate School- League City
Ferguson Elementary- League City
League City Elementary- League City
McWhirter Elementary- Webster
P.H. Greene Elementary- Webster
Ralph Parr Elementary- League City
Space Center Intermediate- Houston
Victory Lakes Intermediate- League City
Wedgewood Elementary- Friendswood
Westbrook Intermediate- Friendswood
Whitcomb Elementary- Houston
Barber Middle School- Dickinson
Bay Colony Elementary- League City
Dickinson High School- Dickison
Hughes Road Elementary- Dickison
Jake Silbernagel Elementary- Dickinson
Kenneth E. Little Elementary School- Bacliff
Kranz Jr High- Dickinson
Lobit Elementary- Dickinson
McAdams Jr High- Dickinson
San Leon Elementary- San Leon
Bales Intermediate (Westwood Bales)- Friendswood
Burnet Elementary Magnet STREAM- Galveston
Central Middle School- Galveston
LA Morgan Elementary- Galveston
Moody Early Childhood Center- Galveston
Hitchcock Primary- Hitchcock
Kids First Head Start- Hitchcock
Stewart Elementary- Hitchcock
Santa Fe Jr High- Santa Fe
Calvin Vincent Early Childhood Center- Texas City
Blocker Middle School- Texas City
Guajardo Elmentary School- Texas City
Hayley Elementary- La Marque
Heights Elementary- Texas City
Kohfeldt Elementary- Texas City
La Marque High School- La Marque
La Marque Middle School- La Marque
Levi Fry Intermediate School- Texas City
Roosevelt-Wilson Elementary- Texas City
Simms Elementary- Texas City