Backpack Program


The Backpack Program provides food on the weekends for CHS students who qualify through the counseling office.  Backpacks are distributed weekly and provide supplemental food for families in need.  


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an essential part of the backpack program.  Individuals can assist with either packing on Friday mornings, sorting, stocking, or providing food donations periodically throughout the year.  Please sign up either on the PTO website or contact one of the coordinators listed below.


Financial Donations

Individuals can financially contribute to the program by donating through the PTO website with the Backpack Program button or writing a check to CHS PTO with Backpack Program in the memo section.  Money is used to purchase fresh fruit on a weekly basis and to restock needed items.  To make a financial donation, please click the link here or click the donate button at the upper right.


Food Items We Collect (No Glass Please)

Applesauce and fruit cups

Canned tuna or chicken

Canned vegetables

Cereal, chips, cookies & crackers (ind. sized portions)

Fruit cups or canned fruit

Fruit snacks

Granola bars

Jelly (plastic jars)

Juice boxes

Macaroni & cheese

Microwave popcorn

Oatmeal (ind. pkgs.)

Pasta & pasta sauce

Pasta or rice meals

Peanut butter (16 oz.)

Pudding cups

Ravioli or Spaghetti O’s



A food collection bin is located at the Freshman Center Door 13 Entrance

Contact Information 

Cindy Johnson (317) 431-6126

Thank you for your assistance! 


CHS PTO Backpack Donations Only

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