Backpack Program


Photo Credit: The Dalles Chronicle

The Community Backpack Program is a community-wide effort to provide food for food-insecure students over the weekends. The program currently provides food for over 150 students in our elementary schools, middle school, and high school. This is truly a community effort that relies on the support of local churches, civic organizations, businesses, and the Oregon Food Bank.

During this time of COVID-19, the Community Backpack Program has shifted to providing food gift cards to students. Your donation of money or gift cards can truly make a difference!

Mail a check or gift card to First United Methodist Church (attn. Backpack), 305 E. 11th St., The Dalles, 97058. Or use the PayPal option on our homepage  and select “Community Backpack Program” in the drop down menu. Thanks for supporting students!