Kids EmPower Pack is a weekend nutrition program helping kids stay healthy & nourished when school is not in session. Kids in the program are identified by school officials who recognize behaviors & circumstances of children living in chronic hunger at home.

Last school year, Kids EmPower Pack was helping 528 local kids each weekend. This school year (2016-2017), the program has experienced a 33% growth in need through expansion of schools & better identification of kids who need it. In 2016-2017, Kids EmPower Pack will serve 750 kids in our community every weekend.

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This program is currently in the following elementary and middle schools:

  • CM Russell Elementary
  • Cold Springs Elementary
  • Lowell Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • Hellgate Elementary
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Lewis and Clark Elementary
  • Paxson Elementary
  • Rattlesnake Elementary
  • Chief Charlo Elementary
  • CS Porter Middle School
  • Washington Middle School
  • Meadow Hill Middle School
  • 3 satellite Head Start Classrooms
  • Lolo Schools
  • Bonner Schools

Family Resource Centers manage enrollment for weekend food. If this program could benefit your family, we encourage you to contact your school Family Resource Center (FRC).

This program is backed by the generous support of the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program.


To learn more about this program, contact Jamie Breidenbach, Program Services Coordinator, at 406.549.0543.