Our History

The Golden Backpack Program (GBP) was launched in 2008 as a small program that fed 65 students in need by providing a sack full of enough food to feed a child for the entire weekend so that when they returned to school each Monday, they arrived ready to learn.

The program has grown into a community effort involving partnerships with the Food Bank of the Rockies, the Rotary Club of Golden, the Golden Rotary Foundation, the New Hope Community Church out of which the program operates, and the entire Golden community.

Currently, the GBP provides roughly 5,000 meals per month to students in nine local schools, including Mitchell Elementary, Shelton Elementary, Welchester Elementary, Kyffin Elementary, Free Horizon Montessori, Compass Montessori, Connections Learning Center, Bell Middle School and Golden High School.

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Our People

Tyson Noeth
Executive Director
Wendy Johnson
Vice President
Bob Storrs
Melinda Cox
Bethany Thomas
Peggy Halderman
Total Meals Distributed
Weekend Sack Meals
Fresh Food Co-Op Meals

If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.

Buzz Aldrin

Our Partners

The Golden Backpack Program & partners are in the midst of a city-wide Food Drive to support our local children, families & individuals.

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


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