Help us end childhood hunger in Golden

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The Golden Backpack Program

The Golden Backpack Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2008 and dedicated to providing food to underserved children in Golden, Colorado. We accomplish this by raising money to purchase food for distribution through our three programs: Weekend Sack Program, Summer Lunch Program, and Fresh Food Co-op. Our impact to date:
Total meals distributed
Summer Lunch Meals
Weekend Sack Meals
Fresh Food Co-op Meals

Our Programs

Provides students with weekend food during the school year.
Provides children with weekday lunch during the summer.
Provides fresh food for students and families year-round.
If you or someone you know needs help putting food on the table please contact these local resources.
Your generous support helps us provide food year-round for underserved children in Golden.
Make a difference in your community and have fun doing it! Find a volunteer opportunity.
There are many opportunities for corporate giving, employee involvement and fundraising activities.

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Our Partners

Thank you for checking in to The Golden Backpack Program!  The GBP, along with our community partners, are working to continue services to those in need during the COVID pandemic.  We have made adjustments to operations in order to keep our staff, volunteers and participants as safe as possible, while keeping our support strong!  Continue to check back for updates as we evolve to these ever changing times.

Our newest community program - BGoldN!  Helping those in need: individuals, children, families & our restaurant community.  Visit: for more info.

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Thank you for your support & much love to you all!


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