Weekend Backpack Program

The mission of the Backpack program is to meet the needs of the chronically hungry elementary school age children in the Fair Grove School District. The programs provides them with nutritious and easy-to-eat food to take home on weekends when other resources are not available. We also feed their siblings in the school system.

Fair Grove School Educators are excited about the Backpack program and the support it will provide to hungry children. We are grateful for this program and the need it fulfills for the children of our community.

Who's Elidgable?

Families with children in Kindergarten through 4th grade AND receiving free lunches will be eligible to receive food assistance through the backpack program.

Other Assistance Programs

If your youngest child is older than 4th grade, we suggest the following Greene Country food pantries...

  • Greene County Food Pantries (Click to View)

    Crimson House
    1615 N. Robberson Ave.
    Springfield, MO
    417-831-1818
    Food Pantry 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month

    Crosslines
    615 N. Glenstone
    417-869-0563
    Food Pantry Monday through Friday 9 am - 1:45 pm.

    Dayspring Christian - Hand Extend Outreach
    2157 N. Prospect Ave.
    Springfield, MO
    417-864-4338
    Food Pantry Thursday 9 - 11:30 or 1 - 2:45pm

    Grand Oak Baptist Mission
    2854 W. Grand St.
    Springfield, MO
    417-869-4818
    Food Pantry Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursday 9 - 11am and 1 - 2:30pm

    Grant Avenue Baptist Church
    1033 N. Grant Ave.
    Springfield, MO
    417-869-0549
    No S.S.N. or Photo I.D. needed. Food and clothing pantry on Tuesdays 3 - 5 pm.

    Immaculate Conception Church
    3555 S. Fremont Ave.
    Springfield, MO
    417-887-0600
    Food Pantry by appointment only on Mondays from 12:30 - 3 pm and Thursdays from 10 am - 12:30 pm.

    Oak Grove Assembly of God
    1320 S. Oak Grove Ave.
    Springfield, MO
    417-881-6528
    Receive a bag of groceries of non-perishable food. No identification needed.

    Rare Breed Drop In Center
    215 S. Campbell
    Springfield, MO
    417-865-6400
    Food Pantry for ages 13 - 21 years old.

    Schweitzer United Methodist Church
    2747 E. Sunshine St.
    Springfield, MO
    417-881-6800
    Food Pantry Monday through Thursday 9 am - 2 pm.

    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    1115 N. Campbell
    Springfield, MO
    417-865-1112
    Food Pantry Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am -12 pm.

    Sunset Church of Christ
    1222 W. Sunset St.
    Springfield, MO
    417-883-2044
    Receive groceries of non-perishable food every 3 months. No identification needed.

    Victory Mission
    203 W. Commercial
    Springfield, MO
    417-864-2211
    Monday through Sunday men and women dinner 7-8 pm. Men breakfast 6-7 am.

    Cook's Kettle | Victory Trade School
    1715 N. Boonville Ave.
    Springfield, MO
    417-864-2248
    Food Pantry and travel packs Monday through Friday 10 am - 12 pm or 1 - 3 pm. Wednesday only 10 am - 12 pm. Wednesdays 1-3 pm they have a spanish speaking food pantry only.

    Water Mill Church of Christ
    3020 N. Barnes
    Springfield, MO
    417-866-0915
    Receive groceries of non-perishable food every 3 months. No identification needed.

    West Division Street Baptist Church
    3104 W. Division St.
    Springfield, MO
    417-862-8644
    Receive groceries of non-perishable food once per month. No identification needed.

Looking for other resources besides food pantries? Check out this site.

Middle/High School Emergency Food Pantry

We are also collecting food for the Middle/High School Emergency Food Pantry that the nurse can give to students as the need arises.