Backpack Challenge

When school is open, Fulfill provides more than 1,000 children in need in Monmouth and Ocean Counties with food for the weekend. Every Friday, a bag is discreetly placed into each of their backpacks filled with nutritious meals and snacks.

Starting this September as part of Hunger Action Month and throughout the fall season, Fulfill is asking all of you to take our “Backpack Challenge”. We ask you to buy the items and eat only the food in the backpack over the weekend or make a donation. Please document your experience in a 30 second video and post onto social media with the hashtag #FulfillBackpackChallenge, and challenge someone else to do the same. The idea is to spread awareness about childhood hunger. Any questions, contact Kate Irving at

Full list of items:

  • (2) Shelf stable 1% milks
  • Whole grain cereal bowl
  • Oatmeal packet
  • Fruit cup
  • (2) 7.5 oz cans of Sketti O’s
  • (2) 7.5 oz cans of Chili with beans
  • Applesauce squeeze packet
  • (2) 100% fruit juice boxes