Backpacks for Kids is a hugely successful program providing nourishment for Humboldt County’s neediest children. Participating Children receive a backpack fullof nutritional food to take home with them on the weekends. Our schools work hard to provide good, nourishing meals for these children during the school week, but this is the only program that provides for them on weekends. No child learns well on an empty stomach. It not only affects how they learn, it affects how they develop and how they act with others.