Backpack Ministry

Nationally, over 22 million children qualify for free or reduced breakfasts and lunches at our schools. For many of these children those are the only meals they eat each day. The backpack ministry was created as a way to address how to feed these same children on the weekends when school is not in session. Timberline Church began a Backpack partnership with the Urbandale Middle School in 2016, weekly serving bags of shelf-stable food to sixth, seventh and eighth graders in need.