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

Join our team!

The Golden Backpack Program is looking for a dynamic individual to join our team as Operations Manager. This part-time position opens in March/April for training with our current Operations Manager, Judy Maxwell, before she retires at the end of the school year. Click here for full position description and details about how to apply. Interviews will begin in… Read more »

School-Year Volunteer Opportunities

The first sacks of weekend food will be delivered to schools on Thursday, September 3, 2015. What does that mean? We need a lot of volunteer help for this delivery! 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.