What is Sac Pac?
Sac Pac serves the children of Bradley County who are at risk of hunger on the weekends. Nearly 16.4% of Bradley County’s children live in poverty, and may risk going hungry on the weekends. Sac Pac was created to meet this need.
In 2017 Sac Pac served 575 children in 15 Bradley County and Cleveland City schools every week. This requires approximately 2,875 pounds of food per week.
Each Sac Pac contains approximately 4-5 pounds of kid-friendly, shelf-stable, nutritious meals to supplement each child’s weekend nutrition. To ensure nutritional, kid-friendly food, we primarily source food from the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.
Sac Pacs are delivered to participating schools on Thursdays and are distributed by teachers and administrators in a discreet manner to go home with each child on the weekends.
Our School Partners
We are proud to partner with these local schools to fight childhood hunger in our community.
- Black Fox Elementary
- Charleston Elementary
- E. L. Ross Elementary
- Hopewell Elementary
- Michigan Avenue Elementary
- North Lee Elementary
- Oak Grove Elementary
- Park View Elementary
- Prospect Elementary
- Taylor Elmentary
- Valley View Elementary
- Waterville Elementary
- Lake Forest Middle
- Ocoee Middle
- The Goal Academy
We gathered community feedback from teachers as part of our 2016-2017 End of Year Survey.
100% of teachers felt that the Sac Pac program is a valuable asset to their school/classroom.
I think the Sac Pac program is such an amazing asset to the overall well-being of our students. Many of them do not have food at home, and this gives them guaranteed nutrition while away from school. I really appreciate and think highly of all this program is doing for our kids!
80% of teachers of Sac Pac students say the program has helped them spend less of their own money on food for their students.
This is a wonderful program. The students of our school are very lucky to have this opportunity.
100% of teachers reported that since they began distributing Sac Pacs to students, they worry less about the students’ well-being or if their basic needs are being met over the weekend.
Thank you so much for providing basic needs for our students!
How You Can Help
We’re so thankful to be able to partnership with Feeding America and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, who enable us to purchase items needed for our Sac Pac program at a discounted rate. The following is the cost of running our Sac Pac program per child:
- $5 per weekend
- $20 per month
- $200 per year
Sac Pac is supported by grants and private donations to meet these costs. If you’re interested in contributing to our Sac Pac program please give us a call at our offices. Contact information is below.
Additionally, our Sac Pac program requires the work of a team of dedicated volunteers to accomplish our goals. If you’re interested in volunteering with us, find the link to our volutneer application at the top of the page.
Visit Us at:
130 Wildwood Ave, Cleveland, TN