Ways You Can Engage


Backpack Friends
TOM is turning 52 years old this year! To celebrate, we're raising money to feed 52 kids suffering from food insecurity!
$174 raised in 442 days
Your new favorite event!
Sun, December 08, 2019 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Backpack Friends
Our Impactivist Team is the backbone of our organization.
Backpack Friends
Can your gift change a life? You bet it can!
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Volunteers needed to patrol the vendor area, assist vendors in finding their space, communicate with HQ if a need arises.
Who's ready for a PACKING PARTY?!? We've got food ready to be assembled and delivered to the tummies of hungry children in our city. We just need YOUR hands to help pack it up!
Every week, we deliver food to school campuses for our kiddos.
Every week, we deliver food to school campuses for our kiddos.
Every week, we deliver food to school campuses for our kiddos.
Every week, we deliver food to school campuses for our kiddos.
Every week, we deliver food to school campuses for our kiddos.
Backpack Friends
Every week, we deliver food to school campuses for our kiddos.
Every week, we deliver food to school campuses for our kiddos.
Backpack Friends
Where unsung heroes do the behind-the-scenes work of setting up for our packing parties.
April 2 backpack distribution signup

About Backpack Friends


Backpack Friends, Incorporated provides healthy, shelf-stable food to at-risk kids who've been identified with 'food insecurity'. 

In 2014, Pflugerville ISD joined with a handful of local churches to help feed kids who were identified with 'food insecurity'. Tom and Heather Cottar put together a small team to help feed 12 at-risk kids at a nearby elementary school. Each weekend, their volunteers would shop, organize, pack, and deliver healthy, shelf-stable food to help bridge the gap. 


Today, Backpack Friends, Incorporated is a 501c3 charity recognized by the IRS. Your tax-deductible donation of $29 helps feed a child suffering from hunger for the month. (That's just $1 per day!)  Today we've distributed over 10,000 backpacks of food and we're only just getting started.  

By building relationships with school administrations, private and corporate sponsors, and local community organizations, Backpack Friends is bridging the gap for kids with hunger issues. We believe that no child in our society should ever go hungry. We believe that the truest test of compassion is how we treat those among us who are most vulnerable. And we believe that if no one else works to alleviate childhood hunger, we will.  

Hunger is complicated. Feeding a child isn't.

Donation Levels


$29Bronze
Feeds ONE child every weekend for ONE month.
$49Silver
Feeds TWO children every weekend for ONE month.
$99Gold
Feeds FOUR children every weekend for ONE month.
$199Platinum
Feeds EIGHT children every weekend for ONE month.
$299Platinum Plus
Feeds TWELVE children every weekend for ONE month.

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Non-Profit Donations Tax Deductible