Coffee County Middle School Backpack Program

What is a backpack food program?

Backpack food programs provide non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food to children to ensure they get enough food on weekends to avoid hunger when they can't depend on school meals.

If your student has a need for weekend food items, please click the link below.

Backpack Food Program Request 

Every backpack food program is unique to the community and school it serves. By providing kids with the nutrients they need when they're away from school, they show up on Monday morning healthy and ready to learn. 

To ensure that this program continues to grow, we are reaching out for your help.

It cost approximately $5.00 to fill one backpack for one child for one weekend. With thirty (30) weekends in a school year, it will cost $150.00 - $175.00 to feed one child for the entire school year. Our program benefits from charitable donations.  We always appreciate help; donations of food and money are accepted. Donations can be dropped off at the CCMS library.

Since our program is designed for kids to prepare their own food if necessary, please keep in mind that all food donations need to be shelf stable (no refrigeration required), easy open or pop top, and single serve.   
Below are the food items we are currently in need of:


Cereal/Granola Bars

Chef Boyardee Meals

Instant Oatmeal Packets

Instant Grits Packets

Easy Mac and Cheese

Peanut Butter/Cracker Packs

Ramen Noodles


Canned/ Pouches of Chicken & Tuna

Fruit Cups

Pudding Cups

Ready to Serve Instant Rice Cups

Potted Meat

Vienna Sausages

Single Serve Apple Sauce  


Beef Jerky Snacks

Single Serve Pork-n-Beans

Juice Boxes

Shelf Stable Milk

Trail Mix Packets/ Peanuts

We want to give a BIG THANKS to all the teachers/ parents/ community members/ local churches and businesses who have helped make this program possible.    We could not have done it with out you!