Call: 409-945-4232

Children’s Nutritional Outreach

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

Families must meet the TEFAP income guideline chart or declare an emergency situation such as loss of job and live in Galveston County.  Children must be between 3 years old and 18 years old.

TEFAP Income Guideline Chart

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

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.

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.

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 location 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

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. 

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).

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. 

 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