We love our volunteers!

Somerville Backpack Program volunteers are the heart of our operation, tackling everything from making sandwiches and packing bags with food to weekly food shopping and fundraising. On Friday morning, volunteers gather at our host site, Connexion, to prepare and pack bags of nutritious food filled with breakfast, lunch, snack and fresh fruit. Volunteers then deliver the bags of food to staff at each school every Friday during school year. 

Somerville Backpack Program Volunteers Sorting Food Donations and Packing Bags for Somerville Students for the Weekend

Community Partners

The Somerville Backpack Program is grateful for our generous partners. Thank you to Food For Free, for donating fresh fruit to our students every week and to Community Cooks for connecting us with community business partners who help us prepare our nutritious sandwiches including 3 Little Figs, Rockland Trust Bank, and Eastern Savings Bank.

Somerville Backpack Program Volunteer Picking up Food Donation

We'd love your help as a volunteer. Our primary volunteer time takes place on Friday mornings between 8:00-10:30AM for the weekly bag packing and delivery to each school.  You can volunteer just once, weekly or on a monthly basis. Visit the contact page and let us know your availability and we can work with your schedule!