Over 58% of American school children receive their primary meal each day through the federal free and reduced lunch program.  This raises the obvious question:  What do these children eat on the weekends?  BHH Backpacks addresses the critical problem by sending backpacks home each Friday with elementary school children. The backpacks contain six (6) meals, two (2) snacks and two (2) juice boxes.




Boca Helping Hands' BHH Backpacks Program reaches approximately 1,200 students in eight elementary schools who will receive a backpack for 35 weeks of the academic year.  Volunteers from local faith communities and other organizations, have “adopted” these schools and have therefore committed their financial resources as well as the manpower needed to pack the backpacks each week.

Boca Helping Hands purchases the food and then delivers the appropriate amount of each item to the respective school on a weekly basis.   The specific items used in the backpacks cost $6.01 per child/per week.  

A large army of volunteers come to load the pallets with the appropriate food items each week.


For more information please email us at:   info@bocahelpinghands.org



Addison Mizner Elementary School

Boca Raton Elementary School

Coral Sunset Elementary School

Citrus Cove Elementary School

Del Prado Elementary School

Hammock Point Elementary School

J.C. Mitchell Elementary School

Orchard View Elementary School

Verde Elementary 




The Batchelor Foundaton

Boca Raton Community Church

Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation

 Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Congregation B'Nai Tora

The R. Cathleen Cox McFarlane

First United Methodist

Goody Two Shoes

Grace Community Church

Hands on Tzedakah, Inc. - H.O.T.

Junior League of Boca Raton

Max & Marjorie Fisher Foundation

Office Depot Foundation

Order of St John of Jerusalem

The Salah Foundation

Schmidt Family

St. Gregory's Episcopal Church

Ernst & Getrude Ticho

Van Pelt /Bass Foundation

Walmart "State Giving" Program