National Backpack Program

Nick Cannon Helps Office Depot Give Sackpacks To Needy Students



Giving Hope to Deserving Children
The award-winning Office Depot Foundation National Backpack Program celebrated an extraordinary milestone in 2013. Since the program began in 2001, Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation have donated more than 3 million backpacks and sackpacks. During the year, the Foundation gave away approximately 300,000 colorful, kid-friendly sackpacks containing essential school supplies across the United States and internationally. The sackpacks not only help kids prepare for school, but truly bring hope to children whose families couldn’t otherwise afford to equip them for success in the classroom.

Thanks to a donation from the Office Depot Foundation, Food For The Poor was able to provide sackpacks containing essential school supplies to children in Jamaica and a number of other countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.