Buddy Bags is a program that fights food insecurity for children in Howard and Tipton Counties. Every Friday, qualifying students receive a bag containing enough food for themselves and their family for the weekend. Students are enrolled by teachers and other school administrators to ensure your dollars are going to those who need it the most!

In 2017, 18.8% of children in Howard County were considered food insecure.

- Feeding America Statistic

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One in five children in Howard County don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

Every dollar counts, but how far does your dollar go?

  • $7 pays for one child’s grocery bag for one week
  • $28 pays for one child’s grocery bag for one month
  • $126 pays for one child’s grocery bag for one semester
  • $252 pays for one child’s grocery bag for one year


We’re looking for community members to create mini-campaigns on their Facebook accounts. If you’re interested in raising money for Buddy Bags by challenging your friends, we’d love to have you join us in this fight against childhood hunger.

Click the link to start your mini-campaign with customized images and copy to build your own story.


Like the saying, it takes a village, we need individuals, civic organizations and businesses to be Packing Partners. These partners will help us pack food into the bags and deliver them to local schools.

If you’re interested in becoming a packing partner, click the link to receive more information.

Thanks to our lead partners: 

Questions? Call us at 765-457-HELP(4357)