The Golden Backpack Program (GBP) helps feed Golden, Colorado students in need by providing a sack full of enough food to feed a child for a weekend.

Golden Backpack Program News

Welcome Kristy Blodgett!

The Golden Backpack Program is delighted to welcome Kristy Blodgett to the team as Operations Manager. The Board of Directors couldn’t be more pleased to have Kristy on our team. Her background in organizational management, teaching, managing volunteers, and fundraising in the Golden community ensures that we’ll move to new heights” stated Vice President Tony… Read more »

School-Year Volunteer Opportunities

We continue to pack sacks of weekend food on Wednesday evenings to be delivered to schools every Thursday through May 19, 2016.  That’s one week before the last day of school. What does that mean? We still need a lot of volunteer help for these deliveries! Interested? Click here!

2014-2015 Annual Report

The 2014-2015 Golden Backpack year is best characterized by one word: change! While we continued to serve about 400 children per weekend in nine local schools during the school year, it became clear in our seventh year of service we needed to change our focus to organizational sustainability. That meant that it was time to move out from… Read more »

Since our beginning in 2008…

We have served over 98,500 weekend sacks of food. That means more than 98,500 children have received food for the weekend (4 meals per weekend), and translates to more than 396,000 meals served to kids in the Golden articulation area.