Our Efforts

The Kettering Backpack Program, founded in 2006, is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization with one goal: to fight childhood hunger in 19 elementary/middle schools in Kettering each week. The Kettering Backpack Program discreetly provides at-risk students with a bag of food each Friday throughout the school year. This food helps sustain the students’ nutritional needs over the weekends when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.

Initially serving only 15 students, the program has grown to feed nearly 700 students each week. Helping our children become successful students and future leaders can be accomplished only with the help of our volunteers and community partners.

Serving 700 students at the following 19 schools:

  • Kettering Early Childhood Education Center

  • Beavertown Elementary

  • Greenmont Elementary

  • Indian Riffle Elementary

  • J.E. Prass Elementary

  • John F. Kennedy Elementary

  • Oakview Elementary

  • Orchard Park Elementary

  • Southdale Elementary

  • Kettering Fairmont High School

  • Van Buren Middle School

  • Kettering Middle School

  • Ascension School

  • St. Albert the Great School

  • St. Charles Borromeo School

  • Dayton STEM School

  • Kettering Pathfinders Preschool

  • Montgomery County Learning Center East

  • Montgomery County Learning Center West