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Bountiful Backpack

The Bountiful Backpack program seeks to improve food security by linking nutrition education and preparation with food that is sent home in backpack food programs. The recipes are designed to include shelf-stable ingredients that could be easily transported in a backpack program. In addition, the majority of the ingredients are types of items that individuals readily receive through nutrition distribution programs such as food pantries, food give-away programs, and the USDA Food Distribution Programs (CSFP, FDPIR, TEFAP, etc.), which can further reinforce continued use of recipes beyond the backpack program.

Using These Materials

Open the Manual file below to view lessons, preparation instructions and cooking safety recommendations. Individual recipes can be downloaded using the recipe titles below. All program materials are available in the zipped folder.