Almost half of children in Knox County live with food insecurity.
Weekend Backpack is a program of Area Interfaith Outreach (AIO) which feeds hungry Knox County families of all ages and gives emergency assistance with heat and other necessities. Located in Rockland, the pantry is open three mornings every week, and helps 35 to 40 households daily.
At 7 of the 10 schools in one school district,
50% to 90% of kids qualify for free breakfasts and lunches at school.
On weekends, many don't get enough to eat. That's a lot of hungry kids.
$225 fills a child's weekend backpack every Friday for a full school year.
Join us every Friday night in January and February where $1 of every burger sold will benefit the Weekend Backpack Program.
Please contact us about hosting guests for your next retreat or workshop. We have hosted groups for Yoga, Language Immersion, Business Meetings as well as Weddings and Family Events. Group discounts are available depending on the size of your group and the time of year of your event. 207-594-7644.