Operation Backpack is a weekend feeding program working to alleviate childhood hunger in Topeka and to encourage children in need.  To ensure the nutritional needs of children are met when school is not in session, the program provides a small sack of food for youth to take home for the weekend.  Each Weekend Food Sack contains a two day supply of nutritional, kid-friendly snacks and single serving size food items that are easy for youth to prepare. 

Topeka North Outreach volunteers will discreetly distribute Operation Backpack Weekend Food Sacks to eligible children in grade K - 12 at school each Friday.

Pick up Sites are:  All Schools in the North Topeka & Oakland area.

Eligibility will be determined based on family need and availability of program funds.  PRIORITY DETERMINATION WILL BE GIVEN TO: single working parents, foster/adoptive parents, grandparent parents, and disabled parents.  

Operation Backpack is provided by member churches of Topeka North Outreach, Inc.

with donations and grants received from area businesses and organizations.  

By filling out and sending the following form, I agree as recipient of Operation Backpack Weekend Food Sacks to accept food, snacks, Christian materials or items, or “in kind” assistance in the condition offered and releases Topeka North Outreach, Inc.  from any and all liability.


Thank you for submitting your application for Operation Backpack.

We will advise your North Topeka or Oakland area school to add your child to our list to receive Operation Backpack Weekend Food Sacks each Friday.

We will contact you if there are problems or questions.

Topeka North Outreach, Inc.
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(Operation Backpack is NOT provided by your school)