Children's Hospital Backpack Food Collection Drive

The North Carolina Children’s Hospital Community Involvement Work Group is collecting child-friendly food donations to support our local Backpack Program.

On Friday afternoons, food is placed in qualifying elementary school students' backpacks to sustain them over the weekend. Donation sites are set up on all Children’s Hospital floors, ICUs, clinics, and short stay units. Any donations that you are able to supply are greatly appreciated! View flyer.

Please provide child-friendly individual servings, pop-top cans, microwaveable food. Suggestions include:

  • Pop tarts
  • Individual Oatmeal
  • Ramen Noodles (Beef & Chicken)
  • Individual Pudding
  • 5-oz. cans of Tuna
  • 5-oz. cans of White Chicken
  • 15-oz. cans of Chili w/Beans
  • 8-oz. cans of Beanie Weenies
  • 10-3/4-oz. cans of Chicken Noodle Soup
  • 8-oz. cans of Fruit (any kind)