Welcome to Backpack Buddies, an organization dedicated to reducing the effects of childhood hunger by providing nutritious, easy-to-prepare food over the weekend to children residing in food-insecure homes in Lawrence County, Ohio.

Our site is currently under construction, so please check back soon for updates.


It is the mission of Backpack Buddies to provide food to underprivileged children in our community through community partnerships, weekend food bags and an emergency food pantry. We are “Changing the lives of children – one weekend at a time.”

Backpack Buddies program was created in October of 2012, with one school in mind. The program was intended to help children in need of food over the weekend. Which quickly grew faster than we had ever imagined! Word quickly spread about our program and we are now in 15 schools in Lawrence County, Ohio serving just over 350 children each week. 


Jodie Hunt,
Program Coordinator

Backpack Buddies
PO Box 522 Ironton, Ohio