Backpack Program

What is the Backpack Program?

Weekend Food For Kids

The Backpack Program provide nutritious, 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.

Who do we serve?

With the help of our community and churches, give away 2,400 backpacks of weekend food every month students in need from 19 Madison County Schools.  We also give out 800 backpacks of weekend food every month to students in need from 5 schools in Estill County.

How can I help?

You can sponsor a child in need in our community for $12 a month.  For more information, please call 859-623-2220 or email

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Tracks for Packs 5K Run/Walk

Hosted by Eastside Community Church to benefit the Madison County Backpack Program.

The annual “Tracks for Packs 5K Run/Walk” is usually held at the Richmond Centre in Richmond, Kentucky.  The race is hosted by Eastside Community Church as a fundraiser for the Madison County Backpack Program.

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Church Backpack Program Partners

Coming together in unity to help the children in our community.