Kettering Backpack Program

Name of Non-Profit Organization *
Kettering Backpack Inc.
Today’s Date: * Friday, November 11, 2022
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? *
Address *

PO Box 86
Dayton, Ohio 45409
United States
County *
Your Name * Dawn Wyatt
Your Title *
Community Director
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (937) 580-9450
Executive Director’s Name *
Dawn Wyatt
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization?
The Kettering Backpack Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with one goal: to fight childhood hunger. The program discreetly provides at-risk students with a bag of food each Friday throughout the school year. This food helps to sustain the students’ nutritional needs over the weekends when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. Our Mission Statement is: Empowering children and fighting hunger one backpack at a time. Our vision is one of “Empowering children and fighting hunger one backpack at a time.”
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
  • (8) Health
  • (9) Hunger
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
More than 42% of school age children in Kettering qualify for the free/reduced lunch program (and most of those are free). The Kettering Backpack Program currently serves over 700 students in Kettering each week throughout the school year in 19 schools in Kettering. These schools include all Kettering elementary/middle/high schools as well as parochial schools. We have recently expanded our outreach to both Montgomery County Learning Centers, Youth Partial Hospitalization, Kettering Early Childhood Education Center, as well as open a food pantry inside of Fairmont High School.
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *
Yes, Grades 6 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.
1. Packing weekly food bags.
2. Stocking/Sorting food.
3. Organizing and running food drives.
4. Participating in fundraisers including gift wrapping, Breakfast/Lunch with Santa and our Fall Fest.
5. Writing inspirational notes to send home with the children.
Volunteer coordinator Dawn Wyatt
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (937) 580-9450