Mountain Backpacks Program
Serving Evergreen and our surrounding communities since 2013
Shop online at amazon.com using our wish list for food items.
Thank You Mountain Residents!
In 2020, we delivered more than 4,900 backpacks and boxes of food to children in our mountain communities! We couldn't have done it without your generosity and support! We look forward to keeping kids full and focused in 2021.
The Volunteers of the Mountain Backpack program
Donations of food can be dropped off at Evergreen Lutheran Church, Tupper's Team Real Estate, Marshdale General Store, and Hearthfire Books. Or, shop online at amazon.com using our wish list for food items!
Despite wide spread efforts, food insecurity, meaning a lack of fiance to stably supply food, has sky-rocked in recent months. We need your help to counteract this growing issue, and donations of any kind are appreciated.
- 11.8% Percentage of Jefferson Country youth (under 18) that live below the Federal Poverty Level.
- 30% Percentage of students enrolled in Jeffco Public Schools (grades Pre-K through 12th) eligible for free and reduced lunch.
- 14% Percentage of Colorado high school students who reported they went hungry at least sometimes due to a lack of food at home.
- 1 in 7 Colorado kids of all ages lived in households that experienced food insecurity between 2014 & 2016.